Folk songs '76 : for voice and ensemble
by Ann Carr-Boyd (1976)
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Folk Songs 76 were arranged for the Consort of Sydney in
1976. Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia, they were designed
to display the many different musical colours and moods of the
Consort during their tours for Musica Viva in Australia and
Europe. I researched volumes of folk songs and chose those which
appealed to me and would suit the Consort, which consisted of
soprano voice; flute/recorder; guitar; cello; harpsichord and
In this publication of folk songs from France, Mongolia, Greece and Canada, there is scope to substitute instruments. Flute can be exchanged for recorder and viola could possibly be used instead of cello. Percussion instruments are of a variety easy to find - tambourine, small bell and drum - and in Kharchin a keyboard with chimes available can be substituted successfully for chimes.
Instrumentation: Soprano or alto voice, recorder/flute, guitar, piano/harpsichord, cello, percussion (accompaniment varies between songs).
Duration: 16 min.
Contents note: 1. Argizagi ederra -- 2. O Dieu d'amour -- 3. Yees merrmingas ma pandicksay -- 4. Otan mou ipen ehe yian -- 5. Ma ti to theli mana sou -- 6. Kharchin -- 7. Life in a prairie shack.
Commission note: Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.
The ensemble Catch 76 was later renamed The Sydney Consort.
- Influenced by: Folk music
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