In Vytautas Juozapaitis' (b.1936) music one can distinguish two different strains of writing. One strain consists of works, written in all major classical music genres, for the professional, classically trained performers (sonatas, quartets, symphonies, etc.). Another strain is entirely dedicated to amateur musicians and consists of popular songs, arrangements of Lithuanian folk songs, dances, instrumental music for folk music ensembles, etc. The composer has been founder and leader of several popular folk music ensembles, such as Armonika and Laduto. The music of Vytautas Juozapaitis is marked with stylistic unity: his instrumental cycles are based on monothematic principles of development and the extensive use of polyphonic techniques. In his vocal cycles, the composer reveals his refined dramaturgy skills.