This practical workbook for singers of Georgian songs in the West was the inspiration of the renowned and much loved ethnomusicologist, Edisher Garakanidze.
A second, revised edition that includes new songs was launched at the Giving Voice Festival in April 2015 and is available in the CPR Bookshop. Funds to cover the cost of printing the new edition were raised via Crowdfunder.
Read the updated preface about CPR’s involvement in Georgian Singing and the emotional history of how the book came to be published: 99 Georgian Songs – Preface
99 Georgian Songs Teaching CD : By Mills, Joan and Bright Field
Harmony parts and example verses from ten of the songs in the book performed by Bright Field, an informal, singing group formed to sing a cappella songs both new and traditional available in the CPR Bookshop. The CD is a teaching aid. It is aimed at those who have probably had some experience of learning some Georgian songs and may want to check their part, learn a different part, or practise outside choir rehearsal times. It aims to be a help also to those who want to learn these songs and do not read music.