Pitjai Inkaart-urna

Hymn from Hermannsburg NT in Western Arrarnta language

Photograph: Amy Jean Photography

Pitjai Inkaart-urna

by Hymn from Hermannsburg NT in Western Arrarnta language

Listen to Pitjai Inkaart-urna sung by workshop participants at Big Sing in the Desert 2018, recorded at Ross River Homestead, Northern Territory.

Thank you to Lily Roennfeldt and Marion Swift from the Ntaria Choir, Northern Territory, for bringing us this beautiful hymn. Each year at Big Sing in the Desert we ask Lily and Marion to teach Pitjai Inkaart-urna as it is such a great song for beginners to learn Western Arrarnta language. It is sung in a three-part round. 

The song is translated into Western Arrarnta from an English text, which reads:

“Come and sing to the Lord,
Love and mercy in his word”. 

Pitjai Inkaart-urna

Hymn from Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, in Western Arrarnta language. 
Introduced to Big Sing in the Desert by Lily Roennfeldt and Marion Swift of Ntaria Choir.
Used with permission.

Pitjai Ingkaart-urna
Arrkana lyilhitjika.
Era nthurrpa nama
Kutatha, kuta.

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