Quail's Pies

Quail's Pies

Composer: Jonas Tamulionis

Type: Printed score


Children's choir


Instrument(s): sa, sa-pf, sa-2 instr ad lib, voice-pf

Text by: Juozas Nekrošius, Leonardas Gutauskas, Aldona Puišytė, Vilius Baltrėnas, Violeta Palčinskaitė, Vytautas Skripka

Language: Lithuanian

Score (p.): 47

Year of Publication: 2021

Publisher: Music Information Centre Lithuania

ISMN: 979-0-59991-464-2

Product ID: LMIC ED18



Songs for primary and secondary school choirs

Compilers and editors: Jurgita Dirgėlaitė-Kutavičienė, Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė

Jonas Tamulionis (b. 1949) has long been a popular composer of choral music both in Lithuania and beyond. His pieces have been sung throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia and South Africa. They have enjoyed a particular popularity in Japan, Singapore and the Philippines. All in all, Tamulionis has written almost 400 compositions, notably for guitar, accordion and choir. His music has earned him dozens of trophies at various competitions around the world, including two prizes awarded by the Swiss Choral Association, a special jury award in Italy, first prizes in the competition Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, a number of International Stasys Šimkus Choir Competition prizes in Klaipėda, and over twenty awards for his music for children. In 2011, he picked up the Culture and Arts Prize awarded by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. His music for children ranges from simple single-voice songs to an opera. Accord-ing to Tamulionis, the world of children has always been close to him. “Is there something wrong in remaining somewhat childish even when you become old? I have written about one hundred pieces for children, beginning with songs for vocal ensembles and choirs, and down to large cycles. Composing for children is by no means an easy task. In a way, you’re trapped. You cannot oversimplify things as this might render your work cheap; on the other hand, you cannot write in the same vein as composing for grownups.” Find out more at mic.lt


1 The Hedgehog Was Carried Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

2 A Silver Goatling for Me Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

3 The Little Mouse Is Stomping Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

4 The Woodpecker Words by Juozas Nekrošius

5 Quail's Pies Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

6 What's Linen Weaved from? Words by Aldona Puišytė

7 In the Toy Store Words by Violeta Palčinskaitė

8 Let the Sun Rest Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

9 Lambkin Words by Leonardas Gutauskas

10 It's My Lithuania Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

11 Cradle Words by Aldona Puišytė

12 The Hare's Wedding Words by Vytautas Skripka

13 Let's Go, Bird Cherry Tree

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