Robertas Šervenikas

Tres Dei Matris Symphoniae


1 Introitus 1:11
2 Symphonia Prima. Angelus Domini 21:13
3 Symphonia Secunda. Bethleem 17:20
4 Symphonia Tertia. Mater Dolorosa 18:16
5 Oratorio 3:31


Artwork [Cover Painting] – Vytautas Valius
Choir – Aidija Chamber Choir*, Kaunas State Choir*
Composed By – Onutė Narbutaitė
Conductor – Robertas Šervenikas
Executive Producer – Daiva Parulskienė, Eglė Grigaliūnaitė, Linas Paulauskis
Mastered By – Arūnas Zujus
Orchestra – Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Recorded By – Vilius Kondrotas

Playing Time 61:32

Live recording from the Vilnius Festival, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, 14 June 2008
A co-production with the Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre.
Recording financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
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Made in Germany

About “Tres Dei Matris Symphoniae”

The eloquent, expressive music of Lithuanian neo-romantic composer Onutė Narbutaitė is noted for its sense of aristocratic poise and strong compositional discipline. Her Tres Dei Matris Symphoniae (Three Symphonies of the Mother of God) is not a conventional oratorio but a symphony, or three symphonies with choir which embrace the Revelation, the Birth of Jesus and the Crucifixion in settings of the Ave Maria, Gloria, Stabat Mater and Hildegard von Bingen’s O clarissima Mater. The effect is of hearing something both deeply familiar and eternally new, rich material for personal contemplation.