Anastas Naumov

composer, conductor

Анастас Наумов

27.10.1942 – 16.09.1997Targovishte – Bulgaria

Anastas Naumov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1952. He was teacher of music (1952-55). In 1956 he was appointed at the Bulgarian National Radio where he worked as music editor at the Folk Music Section, Head of the Folk Music Section and Deputy Chief Editor at the Music Directorate. He founded and was artistic director of the Ensemble for Traditional Song and Dance in Sliven (1962-66).

His songs and folksong arrangements are over 2,000 songs. Very popular are his songs for various ensembles, pop and choral songs, as well as his folksong arrangements, which were performed by the best-known Bulgarian folk singers, instrumentalists and traditional music ensembles. He won prestigious national prizes. Substantial part of his ensemble songs was published.

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Stage music:

Children’s radio operetta:

New Year Fantasy (1960).

Music-dance shows:

From Spring to Spring in Vidin;
The Seasons;
Dances in Dobroudja;
Gurbetchii (Men Working Abroad).

Children’s Games.



100th Anniversary of the Liberation of Pleven (1978).

For wind orchestra:

Youth Suite (1969).

For traditional music orchestra:

Rachenitza from Thrace (Editor’s note: The Rachenitza is a Bulgarian traditional dance in 7/8 time beat); Kasapsko horo; Suite; Pesni na susha (Two Songs for Rain).

Folksong arrangements:

For choir and ensemble:

Years Panayot Boyki dumashe (Panayot Spoke to Boyka);
Vecherna prohlada (Evening Freshness);
Sabudi se yasno slantze (The Bright Sun Woke Up);
Shepherd’s Song;
Zapyala e tiha gora zelena (The Quiet Tune of the Forest).

For choir a capella:

Bre, Ivane (Hey, Ivan);
Kapka kapna (A Drop Dropped).

For voice and orchestra:

Sednala Ganka.

Film music:

Roads (1964).