Mongolian long song


Another unique traditional singing style is known as Urtiin duu or long song. It is one of the oldest genres of Mongolian musical art dating to the 13th century. Urtiin duu involves  extraordinarily complicated, drawn out vocal sounds. It is evocative of vast , wide  spaces and it demands great skill and talent from the singers in their breathing abilities and guttural singing techniques. Long songs narrate traditional stories about  the beauty of the native land and peaceful daily life, to wich Mongolians offer blessings. These feelings are formed  into majestic, profound songs, such as "The pleasure sharing Sun of universe", "The old man and the bird", "The one and only real love", "Sunjidmaa the Beloved".