Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia, Velike Lašče
The artistic programme of the celebration, which was created by Matej Filipčič, was conceived as a walk through five of the most important periods in Trubar’s life. The narration started with Trubar’s last period in Derendingen, Germany, and ended with his birth in Rašica pri Velikih Laščah in 1508. In these different periods, Trubar was played by well-known Slovenian actors: Jurij Souček, Tone Kuntner, Gaber Kristjan Trseglav, Gregor Gruden and pupil Teo Saksida. The journey through his life was intertwined with music and dancing, and ended with the repowering of the millwheel at his homestead, which symbolised the continuity of the Slovenian language and culture, which Trubar contributed to. The narrations of individual periods were connected by music composed by Rok Golob and performed by the Academia Sancti Petri orchestra under the baton of Marko Hribernik, the Tone Tomšič Academic Choir of the University of Ljubljana conducted by Urša Lah and soloist Anja Bukovec on violin. Accompanied by rhythmical sounds reminiscent of book printing, the Slovenski tolkalni projekt percussion ensemble and dancers under the direction of choreographer Tanja Zgonc wrote out one of the most important sentences that still symbolises the essence of the Slovenian people – “stati inu obstati (to stand and withstand)”.
In addition, the programme also featured singer Eva Černe, who connected Trubar and Slovenianness. With the help of folk music, she brought together the four geographical areas of Slovenia. On his birthday, she symbolically gave each Trubar a sunflower and with a song paid homage to his work. The atmosphere of the time of Trubar’s birth and the customs of that period was conjured up by a renaissance group led by Tanja Skok, musician Janez Jocif on interesting renaissance instruments and the Bookbinding Workshop of the Parnas Institute.