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Folk Songs

Folk Songs

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Year of composition: 
1964
Year composition ended: 
1964
Text: 

Black is the colour (USA)
I wonder as I wander (USA)

Loosin yelav (Armenia)
Rossignolet du bois (France)
A la femminisca (Sicily)
La donna ideale (Italy)
Ballo (Italy)
Motettu de Tristura (Sardinia)
Malurous qu'o un fenno (Auvergne [France])
Lo fiolaire (Auvergne [France])
Azerbaijan love song (Aserbaijan)

Language: 
English, Armenian, French, Italian, Azeri
Scored for: 
mezzo-soprano and 7 instruments
Commissioned by: 
Mills College, Oakland, California
Duration: 
23'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: fl, cl, 2 perc, hp (or guit), 1 vla, 1 vc
Instrumentation details: flute (+picc); clarinet in Bb; 1st percussion; 2nd percussion; harp (or guitar, slightly amplified); viola; violoncello

First performance: 
1964, Oakland, CA. Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
13717
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French