Father Pierucci’s first cantata to words by Regina Derieva, “Via Crucis” was described as “a major find” and ” a remarkable work” by critics. Pierucci writes in a tonal and very listenable style but with a distinctive voice of his own, and this new work, using a chamber ensemble rather than organ, takes as its basis a short, haunting motif, used in variation form in all the movements.
I. No one left close by myself
II. Lie like a bookmark across the page of existence
III. If you would not remember
IV. My glance falls down and dies
V. Lawlessness started suddenly
VI. There are disgusting things, which are impossible to count
VII. You will know soon, by yourself
VIII. Better to decide it amidst aromatic smoke of the Fatherland
IX. Even dust has some weight
X. Where is our rest?
XI. The face of an angel is open
XII. The fewer former things
Variations on a Theme of the 4th Mode of Alleluia
Variations on a Theme of 'Via Crucis'
Composer: Armando Pierucci
Aidija Chamber Choir (conductor R. Gražinis),
Vilnius String Quartet: Audroné Vainiūnaité (violin 1), Artūras Silale (violin 2), Girdutis Jakaitis (viola), Augustinas Vasiliauskas (cello);
Giedrius Gelgotas (flute);
Gintautas Jocius (double bass)
Publisher The Divine Art Recordings
℗ & © 2002