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Ratniece, Santa: horo horo hata hata 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    horo horo hata hata
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2008
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Keywords: 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Santa Ratniece Horo horo hata hata 2008

     

     

    Horo horo hata hata begins like a lullaby. These words are the refrain to an Ainu lullaby, and the Ainu people find these unusual, wonderful sounds as holy as the ringing of heavenly bells.  It seems as if the finely vibrating field of sound will put us to sleep, but it actually leads us to the heart of the Ainu worldview, which is ruled by both gods and evil spirits.  Their daily tasks are carried out in union with nature, birds, and animals. As a following we hear Ainu hunters’ prayers to a bird and adeer.  Though hunting is part of the Ainu people’s everyday life, they care deeply about the souls of hunted creatures and worship the gods who appear in the masks of birds and beasts.  The prayer to the bird begins with quiet owl whistles—wishing it have an easy flight up to the highest heavens.  The prayer to the hunteddeer ends with a deer`s calls, when the flight of its soul has already reached the highest mountain peaks. 

     

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
20
Musicians
Soprano(s)
5
Alto(s)
5
Tenor(s)
5
Bass(es)
5

 

 

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