Skarby Litvinaŭ Reniesans (Litvin's Treasures, Renaissance​)​. 2004

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A. P. Kuehn Litvin has so many treasures for the medieval music lover that Stary Olsa had to make 2 albums just to share some of them with us. This album focuses on the Renaissance period. Like the Middle Ages album, it has anthems, marches, ballads, dances, and chamber music. Some songs have been released on later albums after the band has arranged them differently and given them a new sound. This album features "Kuranta”. It was used on The History Channel’s original series “Vikings” in Season 6. Favorite track: Saltarello XV−XVII с.
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    Litva (Lithuania) is an historic name of Belarus, and Litvins is the old name of the Belarusians.The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) was the Litvins’ nation-state. Viĺnia (Vilnius) was the capital of the old Litva. The Litvins’ treasures are spiritual works of both local and West European origin.
    Renaissance is the Golden Age of the Old Belarus (Lithuania) that started in the 16th c. from a wide interaction of the Old Belarusian and West European cultures. It ended with the Deluge, the catastrophic war in the middle of the 17th c.

    The Polack Notebook (1, 4, 9, 10) is a collection of the aulic chamber music of the late 16th – early 17th c. It was compiled in Belarus from popular Belarusian and West European songs and dances of that time (adapted for the local traditions).

    Bitva pad Voršaj (Battle at Vorša) (3) is a martial song of the 16th c., written to honor the battle of Vorša (1514). According to another legend, the song was written by the King’s order in 1614 for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vorša.
    U karalieŭskim vojsku (In King’s Army) (6) is an instrumental performance of a Belarusian martial song of the 16th c., written in honor of King Stephan Báthory’s campaign to liberate the Poles.
    Vilnia Notebook (11) is a collection of aulic chamber music, written by an unknown composer and compiled in 1600 in Viĺnia. One of its probable authors is Diomedes Cato, Belarusian composer of the late 16th c., who lived and worked in Viĺnia.
    Dubravačka (Oakery) (13) is an instrumental performance of a Belarusian ballad of the 16th–17th c. about a soldier’s heroic death.
    Rycar zbrojny (Armed Knight) (16) is a knight song of the 17th c. from Michał Federowski’s collections (19th c.) with a typical folk melody.

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    Kielich Kola (Drinking Mug) 2000
    Vir (Weel) 2001
    Vierbum (Verbum) (2002)
    Šliach (Path) live 2003
    Skarby Litvinaŭ Siaredniaviečča (Litvin’s Treasures - Middle Ages) 2004
    Skarby Litvinaŭ Reniesans (Litvin’s Treasures - Renaissance) 2004
    Siaredniaviečnaja Dyskateka (Medieval Discotheque) live 2005
    Hieraičny Epas (Heroic Epos) 2006
    Drygula (2009)
    Liepšaje (The Best) 2009
    Santa Maria (2013)
    Kola Rycerska (Knighthood) live 2016
    Medieval Classic Rock, 2016
    Water, Hops and Malt, 2017
    Lipka (single), 2019

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Litvin’s Treasures - Renaissance.

Litva (Lithuania) is an historic name of Belarus, and Litvins is the old name of the Belarusians.The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) was the Litvins’ nation-state. Viĺnia (Vilnius) was the capital of the old Litva. The Litvins’ treasures are spiritual works of both local and West European origin.

Renaissance is the Golden Age of the Old Belarus (Lithuania) that started in the 16th c. from a wide interaction of the Old Belarusian and West European cultures. It ended with the Deluge, the catastrophic war in the middle of the 17th c.

The Polack Notebook (1, 4, 9, 10) is a collection of the aulic chamber music of the late 16th – early 17th c. It was compiled in Belarus from popular Belarusian and West European songs and dances of that time (adapted for the local traditions).

Bitva pad Voršaj (Battle at Vorša) (3) is a martial song of the 16th c., written to honor the battle of Vorša (1514). According to another legend, the song was written by the King’s order in 1614 for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vorša. The words are noted down by Vaclaŭ Lastoŭski in 1916, the music is folk music from Michał Federowski’s collections (19th c.).

U karalieŭskim vojsku (In King’s Army) (6) is an instrumental performance of a Belarusian martial song of the 16th c., written in honor of King Stephan Báthory’s campaign to liberate the Poles. Its other title is Stephan The Waywode.

Vilnia Notebook (11) is a collection of aulic chamber music, written by an unknown composer and compiled in 1600 in Viĺnia. One of its probable authors is Diomedes Cato, Belarusian composer of the late 16th c., who lived and worked in Viĺnia.

Dubravačka (Oakery) (13) is an instrumental performance of a Belarusian ballad of the 16th–17th c. about a soldier’s heroic death.

Rycar zbrojny (Armed Knight) (16) is a knight song of the 17th c. from Michał Federowski’s collections (19th c.) with a typical folk melody.

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released January 1, 2004

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Stary Olsa Minsk, Belarus

Medieval music band from Minsk, Belarus.
WHAT WE DO:
- Recreate the musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 13th – 18th c.
- Perform traditional folklore of the cities and knights of the Belarusian and European Middle Ages, Renaissance music and Early Baroque music.
- Our musical instruments these periods have been reproduced with authentic materials and techniques.
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