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Two Myanmar Songs


Two Myanmar Songs

For two voices and mixed ensemble of Myanmar and Western musicians (2017)

Commissioned for the 2017 Myanmar Music Festival

music by Simon Fink (b. 1980)
poems by authors unknown, translated by Friedrich V. Lustig

Instrumentation:

Myanmar Harp, Myanmar Singer, Mezzo-Soprano, Violin, and Cello

Mountains and Forests

Ah, beautiful…

The mountains

The forests

The quivering buds

The trees caressing one another.

The birds frolicking with joy!

Lu-Ga-LayOh little boy crying!

I would I could

Catch you a pigeon

White, blue or black

 

Oh little boy

How hard it is

To catch a pigeon

White, blue or black.

 

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