Popular song Romania, arranged by Constantin RIPA (1938-) for SATB a cappella choir
This is a popular song from Romania. Lyrics are simple and repetitive, formats are for each voice part but the accents are sometimes changing. There is also a series of doted quarter notes (like in 6/8 time) in a 2 time structure. The originality and richness require a lot of precision and spontaneity.
Constantin Ripa was born in 1938 in Smulti, Romania. He is known internationally as a composer, a choirmaster, and a musical theory professor. He is a doctor of musicology and has been a teacher at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj, since 1962. He wrote many symphonies, choral singings, chamber musics, as well as children’s songs and works. He published musical theory textbooks and collections. He created the "Antifonia” choir in 1969. They perform every genre of music, especially modern creations.
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