"Wayfarer" - Guitar Ensemble Svarun's Debut!

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The Guitar Ensemble Svarun's debut album Wayfarer (original: Popotnik) was formed under the guidance of the mentor Stane Bitežnik. The CD was recorded in the church of Saint Jurij, positioned on a hill, overlooking Bistrica pri Tržiču. All technical aspects of the recording process have been done by the professional and masterful sound technician Iztok Zupan, who we owe a great thanks.

The first part of the album consists manly of Grega Bitežnik's own works, who strives to seek a connection between music and philosophy, truth and beauty in his musical works.

His music expresses the journey of the soul, searching for its origin. The compositions in themselves are a wonderful depiction of guitar music, but they do for the most part drift away from the modern guitar styles, searching for its own expression. Philosophical lyrics give the sense of depth and give the beautiful mixture of music and word sweetnes and colour.

In the second part of the album Wayfarer, the guitar quintet looks back into the past, and gives a homage to the old masters. In Vivaldi's, Monteverdi's, Telemann's, as well as others' musical works an ancient truth, can still be felt even by the modern man. Arrangements for the guitar quintet have mostly been done by Stane Bitežnik.

The Wayfarer represents a mixture of modern with the "classical" and fills the wayfarer's soul with strength and hope, in the realisation of the ever-present abyss of evil, as the wayfarer must take great care not to tread in the wrong place. Therein lies the magic of a journey - the knowledge of danger, and in the search of the right path, that leads past the shadows, past the darkness into the light.

Song List

  • Žar azurne svetlobe Žar azurne svetlobe - Grega Bitežnik
  • Senčna pot - Grega Bitežnik
  • Podzemlje - Grega Bitežnik
  • Folia - Grega Bitežnik
  • Sončna pot - Grega Bitežnik
  • Tam - Samo in Grega Bitežnik
  • La Bernardina - G. Frescobaldi
  • My Lord Willoughby Is Welcome Home - J. Dowland
  • Koncert za kitaro v C-duru - A. Vivaldi; priredil Stane Bitežnik
  • Koncert za štiri violine - G. P. Telemann; priredil Grega Bitežnik
  • Si dolce e'l tormento - C. Monteverdi; priredil in prepesnil Grega Bitežnik

Lyrics

Žar azurne svetlobe

Grega Bitežnik

Žar azurne svetlobe se zliva s temnim etrom
stara morja šepetajo o daljnih zvezdah
in njih svetlobi, ki še vedno skrita
v globinah voda zrcali milino žarečega sveta.

Senčna pot

Grega Bitežnik

Senčna pot vodi v podzemlje,
med duhove, med prikazni,
ki nepremično zrejo v globočine brez dna.
Pazi, popotnik
ne zazri se pregloboko!

Folia

Grega Bitežnik

Prah. V prah gre vse. Vsaka sled v breznu konča.
Tu se vsak spomin v breznu konča.
V tej gosti temi, ki si ti bila.
V gozdu te iščem, te iščem v snu,
a najdem le tiho modrino neba.

Tam

Grega Bitežnik

Luč, daleč tam,
kot luč, kot luč jo poznam.
Val in žar in sen, sen noseč lebdeče srce.

V gibanju voda ljubeznivo izreci "Tam.",
da razkriješ njen zastor in odkriješ obraz Neba

Si dolce e'l tormento

Translated by Grega Bitežnik

Ta sladka bolezen sred' moj'ga srca
ta kruta lepota, živim le za njo.
V kraljestvu lepote naj krutost narašča
in milost zbledi; naj pada, naj pada,
saj proti ponosa je zvesto srce.

Naj up ta varljivec od mene zbeži,
naj tavam pod nebom nesrečen vse dni.
Naj odreče počitka mi dekle čaščeno,
ki milost ga da;
saj v mukah brez konca,
v upih potrtih zvestoba živi.

Če v vsem svetu zame počitka več ni,
v nebesih ga najdem, se tam pomirim.
Če smrtni udarec prebode mi prsi,
se nebu uprem, življenje pozdravim
in kopje zalučam Atropi v srce.

Guitar ensemble Svarun would like to thank everyone that made this project possible. Special thanks goes to Iztok Zupan, Klopotec, Primož Zevnik, The Parish of Sveta Marija Goretti Bistrica pri Tržiču.

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