Romanian Sample Project - Spinning bees / Sezatoare

Community Choir / Folklore Ensemble

About the music

About the music used in the session: general criteria what types of music was used, why was it chosen.

For any local session our choices were made from Romanian traditional music repertoire of songs and tunes.

  1. Because our town Onesti it’s situated near the centre of Romania and because town’s population it’s composed in approximate equal parts by people coming (60 years ago, when town was built) from all the historic provinces (Moldavia, Muntenia, Transilvania), the general criteria were:
    • Traditional songs/tunes (which are known for more than two- three- four generations: 50- 75- 100 years).
    • An equilibrium between the songs/ tunes coming from all the historic provinces of the actual Romania (including those with influences from minorities).
    • As much as possible, were used songs/tunes from the existing repertoire of Doina Trotusului Folklore Ensemble, having not so complicate melodic line and words.
    • To keep an equilibrium between the sad songs and those for joy.
    • At least but not last criterium was: to make easier the interaction with the other EU musicians and local participants from cultural or residential centers.


      Moldavia: Trandafir de la Moldova (Rose from Moldavia), Am un leu si vreu sa-l beu (I have some money and enjoy life), Suita de dansuri de pe (Suite of dances from) Valea Trotusului.

      Muntenia: Ciuleandra, Marie si Marioara (Mary and Marilyn) , Suita de dansuri din (Dances suite from) Oltenia

      Transilvania: Cine-o zis dorului “dor” (Who said “longing” to the longing), Cind s-o-mpartit norocul (When the good luck was shared), Iac-asa (It’s like this)

  2. Was chosen only traditional music because our main target beneficiaries are +60 years people ( living alone at home and coming to the cultural centre to avoid social exclusion or being integrated in residential centre ) and this is their preferred kind of music. For the other target beneficiaries (18-30 years young people with problems in integrating in social life) this choice it’s useful for knowing- by non-formal education- the roots of Romanian people, giving them the sense of belonging to our nation and local community. (Note: In their day by day life they are under the pressure of “commercial music” of globalization).


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