On "Ajde Jano"


On "Ajde Jano"- (2024)    


A traditional round dance in 7/8, often heard in Serbia -- "Ajde Jano, kolo da igramo. / Ajde Jano, ajde dušo, / kolo da igramo."

"Come on Jana, let's dance the kolo / Come on Jana, come on sweetness, / let's dance the kolo." The sentiment continues as the verses flow: "Let's sell the horse. let's sell the house, let's sell them, just so we can dance." Modern versions add the sentiment of stopping the fighting, as the Balkan nationalities have known too well.


3 pages, circa 3' 00" - an MP3 demo is here: 


The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score and parts.


On "Ajde Jano"