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Concerto for violin and orchestra
- in traditional Romanian style -

Sebastian Mare was born in 1978 in Maramureș, Romania. Inspired by the traditional sounds of his birth country,

The concert for violin and orchestra was created in 2022-2023 in the traditional Romanian style.

In this work he builds a bridge to jazz and western sound culture.

Duration: 40 minutes

1st movement  -  "Doina"

2nd movement   -  "Suică"

3rd movement   -  "Trans-Atlantic"



Solo violin, 1 piccolo flute, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 English horn,

2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets,

2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 large drum, 1 cymbal,

1 toaka (traditional Romanian tonewood), 1 glockenspiel,

1 marimba, 1 harp, V1, V2, Vla, Vc, Kb

1. Satz: Doina / TrailerSebastian Mare
00:00 / 01:55
2. Satz: Tuika / TrailerSebastian Mare
00:00 / 03:02
3. Satz: Trans - Atlantik / TrailerSebastian Mare
00:00 / 02:03

(a file containing the entire work can be sent upon request)

1st movement   -  "Doina"

Romania's traditional music is strongly influenced by the rural population's closeness to nature.

A variety of natural sounds have found their way into music over time.

Three traditional Romanian elements form the musical basis of the

first sentence.

A "Doina", a free, improvised shepherd's melody, swings above the pounding rhythm.

To this day, the traditional shepherd's flute playing has been preserved in the remote areas of the country.

The rhythm is a 7/8th beat, like the one in Geamparale,

a traditional Romanian dance.


This rhythm is played by a “toaka”.

A toaka is a long soundwood that is mounted on the church walls and fulfills the function of a church bell.

2nd movement  -  "Tuică"

Anyone who gets in touch with the locals in the rural areas of Romania will be impressed by their openness and hospitality.

Mandatory for every visit:


This home-made schnapps

is the pride of every host.

A cultural asset that contributes to people's cheerful and positive attitude to life,

also, or precisely, because life in the remote villages is not always easy.

The second movement takes up this mood.

The attentive listener will have a certain effect of theȚuică can certainly perceive.

3rd movement  -  "Trans-Atlantic"

The Mocăniță, one of the last remaining forest railways in Europe,

is symbolic of the third sentence.

Just as it crosses the Vaser Valley in Maramureș, the third movement, with its locomotive-like rhythm, stylistically combines traditional sounds with those of jazz and western sound culture.

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