Two Tagore Songs

Enrico Miaroma   Rabindranath Tagore        

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Två tonsättningar av den indiske Nobelpristagaren Rabindranath Tagores texter: My Song och Farewell.

Så här skriver italienske tonsättaren och körledaren Enrico Miaroma om sina stycken:

Farewell skrevs 2011 för en ungdomskör med 45 unga vuxna som under en veckas tid arbetade tillsammans med mig och Gary Graden i Arco (Trentino). Jag ville skriva något som dessa unga körsångare skulle uppskatta att sjunga under intensiva men roliga dagar tillsammans, och genom musiken visa på de emotionella svårigheter ett avsked kan innebära. Den vackra texten frammanar många minnen och hjälpte mig att göra detta.”
Farewell finns inspelad på albumet To the Field of Stars (Footprint Records FRCD 083) med S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir, som Gary Graden leder.

My Song är lite som en lillebror till Farewell. Redan från början kände jag att den ljudliga likheten mellan orden ’my song’ och ’my son’ var något som textförfattaren tänkt på. Jag tänkte mycket på min egen son, Giovanni, fyra år, medan jag skrev musiken. Jag vill att My Song ska vara en gåva från far till son, en gåva för hans framtida liv: ’This song of mine, my child, will wind its music around you’.”

John Quinn, MusicWeb International on Enrico Miaroma and Farewell:
”The choral writing is rich and he harnesses the emotions in the text most effectively. It’s an eloquent piece, very well written for voices and it conveys well, I think, some of the emotions of valediction, including dignity.”


Two compositions to lyrics by Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore: My Song and Farewell. Enrico Miaroma, Italian composer and choral conductor, writes about the pieces:

Farewell was composed in 2011 for a youth choir of 45 young adults, working and having fun together in Arco (Trentino), for one marvellous week together with Gary Graden and myself. My aim was to compose a piece that young choristers would appreciate after intense and joyful days together. Through my music I wanted to share the range of emotions and the hardship of parting when they were to go home to their native countries again. The choice of such a beautiful and evocative text helped me a great deal to achieve this.”
Farewell is recorded by S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir and Gary Graden on the cd To the Field of Stars (Footprint Records FRCD 083).

My Song is like a little brother to Farewell. From the very beginning, I had a strong feeling that the assonance between the words of the title, ’my song’, and ’my son’, was intended by the poet. Throughout the composing process, this kept coming back to me, bringing my little son, Giovanni, who is four years old, to mind. I would like My song to be a gift from a father to his son, for his future life: ’This song of mine, my child, will wind its music around you’.”


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