Shen Khar Venakhi

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tanonshen.nwc (August 2003) 1 kB
Full name of work:Shen Khar Venakhi
Composer:Anonymous
Lyricist:Text attributed to Georgian King Demetre I (1125 - 1155).
First line:Shen khar venakhi, akhlad aqva vebuli (You are a vineyard, newly in bloom)
Music category:Classical
Instruments:arranged for SATB a cappella
Name of file creator:Peter J. Ognibene
e-mail address:pjsmart "at" aol "dot" com
Running time:00:04:15
Comments:This song began as a hymn to the Virgin Mary and has become a
traditional wedding song, typically sung by the men to the bride at a wedding
party. Most of the arrangements are TTB or TTBB. I heard the American women's
choral group, Kitka, sing an SAA arrangement. My SATB arrangement blends what
I have heard from Kitka and others and includes a tenor descant. Here is an
approximate translation of the text -
"You are a vineyard, newly in bloom
"The blessed root arising from Eden
"A fragrant poplar, growing in paradise
"Whom God has blessed.
"You are a brilliant sun."
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