Ce​-​ați văzut păstori - OBI (single)

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Traditional Romanian colinda (carol), arranged and orchestrated by Colleen Bertsch.


Ce-aţi văzut, păstori,
Sculaţi până-n zori?
Am văzut pe Prunc Iisusul
Prunc Iisus din cer născutul,
Fiu Dumnezeiesc, Fiu Dumnezeiesc.
Ce palat avea,
Unde domnul sta?
Peştera străină, rece,
Peştera de dobitoace,
Palatul era, palatul era.
Ce-avea de-aşternut,
Micul Nou-născut?
Ieslea Îi era culcuşul,
Fân şi paie aşternutul,
Micului Iisus, micului Iisus.
Cine sta cu El,
Domnul mititel?
Sta Maria Maica Sfântă,
Sta Iosif cu faţa-i blândă.
Stau şi se-nchinau, stau şi se-nchinau.
Cine Îi cânta?
Cine-L preamărea?
Îngerii din cer veniră,
Vesele cântări doiniră,
Micului Stăpân, micului Stăpân.

What did you see, shepherds,
Awake till the dawn?
We saw baby Jesus
Baby Jesus born from Heaven,
Heavenly Child, Heavenly Child.
What palace did He have
Where He was living?
The cold, estranged cave,
The cave of the beasts,
His palace was, His palace was.
What was he sleeping on,
The little newborn?
The manger was his crib,
Hay and straws his mattress
For little Jesus, for little Jesus.
Who was staying with Him,
The little Lord?
It was Mary, the Holy Mother,
It was Joseph with his gentle face,
They were sitting and praying, they
were sitting and praying.
Who was singing to Him?
Who was praising Him?
The angels from heaven
Joyful songs were singing,
To the Little King, to the little King.
(Translation by Cleopatra Cabuz)


released December 11, 2017
Performed by Orkestar Bez Ime:

Colleen Bertsch, violin & vocals; Scott Keever, guitar; Matt Miller, double bass; Katrina Mundinger, flute; Natalie Nowytski, vocals; Eric Ray, vocals

Recording engineer, mixing, and
mastering: Reid Kruger at
Waterbury Music + Sound,
Minneapolis, MN (2017)

Produced by Colleen Bertsch

The Romanian Colinde Project logo design: Natalie Nowytski at Renaissance Jane

Translation: Cleo Cabuz


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Colleen Bertsch Minneapolis, Minnesota

Colleen Bertsch is a Minneapolis based violinist, arranger, and ethnomusicologist. She performs with Szászka (Transylvanian string band), and Orkestar Bez Ime (OBI). As a member of OBI, she was awarded a 2011 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and a 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composers Award from the American Composers Forum. ... more

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