Along the flower trail
earth chants

Imant Raminsh
Imant Raminsh
Composition Date: 1982
Revision Date: 1982
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Imant Raminsh

Earth Cbants ~ Along the Flower Trail, 1982

Commissioned by: Vancouver Bach Choir

Along the Flower Trail is a set of 7 songs for unaccompanied SSAATTBB chorus. Texts are sung in English, but have been inspired by traditional songs of the Inuit, Chippewa, Sioux, Nahuatl, Winnegago, Tewa, and Winto cultures. The 7 songs are titled:

‘The lands around my dwelling’ (Inuit), ‘As my eyes search’ (Chippewa), ‘War Song’ (Sioux), ‘Love Song’ (Nahuatl), ‘Pleasant it looked’ (Winnegago), ‘Upward going’ (Tewa), and ‘Two dream songs’ (Winto).

Premiere Information:
Vancouver Bach Choir, Bruce Pullan, conductor, Ontario 1983


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 R137al
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 19, 1990
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (36 p.) ;
    36 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For unaccompanied SSAATTBB chorus.
    Words in English from traditional Eskimo, Chippewa, Sioux, Nahuatl, Winnegago, Tewa and Wintu songs.
    Holograph (photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned by the Vancouver Bach Choir.
    Indigenous Themes

    The lands around my dwelling (Eskimo) -- 2. As my eyes search -- 3. War song (Sioux) --4. Love song (Nahuatl) -- 5. Pleasant it looked (Winnebago) -- 6. Upward going (Tewa) -- 7. Two dream songs (Wintu)
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