The Little Seal's Island

The Little Seal's Island

Composer: Jonas Tamulionis

Type: Printed score


Children's choir


Instrument(s): sa-pf, voice-pf, sa

Text by: Lithuanian folk, Aldona Puišytė, Juozas Nekrošius, Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilius Baltrėnas, Salomėja Kaknevičienė, Ramutė Girkontaitė

Language: Lithuanian

Score (p.): 43

Year of Publication: 2021

Publisher: Music Information Centre Lithuania

ISMN: 979-0-59991-465-9

Product ID: LMIC ED17



Songs for pre-school and primary 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


1 Blossoms, the Work of the Bees Words by Juozas Nekrošius

2 The Little Seal's Island Words by Ramutė Girkontaitė

3 The Cobbler Was Making Shoes Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

4 The Sweetings Words by Martynas Vainilaitis

5 Sand Hill, Amber Land Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

6 Violets for Mummy Words by Aldona Puišytė

7 Little Drops Words by Salomėja Kaknevičienė

8 Summer Lullaby Words by Salomėja Kaknevičienė

9 Bridle Words by Aldona Puišytė

10 Green Song Words by Ramutė Girkontaitė

11 The Rivulet Words by Juozas Nekrošius

12 Ta ta to katučių Lithuanian folk song

13 Grūdu grūdu grucukį Lithuanian folk song

14 Lylia lylia mažutį Lithuanian folk song

15 Tu ru ru ru Lithuanian folk song

16 Čerbaba čerbaba Lithuanian folk song

17 Joja joja dziedukas Lithuanian folk song

18 Kic kic kamajuos Lithuanian folk song

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