Songs from North and South

by Magnus Lindberg

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Magnus Lindberg

Songs from North and South

Music Finland

Description

Songs from North and South, Lindberg's first piece for choir since 1978's Untitled, was written at the beginning of 1993. Erkki Pohjola, the director of the Finnish Tapiola children's choir [Tapiola Choir], had commissioned it a few years previously. The piece offers five movements, including texts drawn from the poems of E. E. Cummings and an anthology of traditional American Indian texts translated into English. Since the score arrived late, the choir was only able to prepare one movement for the concerts held in celebration of its 30th anniversary in Järvenpää, then in Espoo, its home town. Songs from North and South is dedicated to Erkki Pohjola.

© Risto Nieminen, 1993

translated by © Nick Le Quesne

© Ircam - Centre Georges-Pompidou, 1993

(From Magnus Lindberg, Helsinki 1996)

Songs from North and South, la première pièce pour choeur de Lindberg après Untitled en 1978, fut écrite au début de l'année 1993. Erkki Pohjola, le directeur du choeur d'enfants finlandais Tapiolan kuoro, avait passé la commande quelques années auparavant. La pièce propose cinq mouvements, dont les textes proviennent des poèmes d'E. E. Cummings et d'une anthologie de textes traditionnels des Indiens d'Amérique en traduction anglaise. La partition ayant été livrée tardivement, le choeur n'a pu préparer qu'un mouvement pour les concerts célébrant son 30e anniversaire à Järvenpää, puis à Espoo, leur ville d'origine. Songs from North and South est dédiée à Erkki Pohjola.

© Risto Nieminen, 1993

© Ircam - Centre Georges-Pompidou, 1993

(From Magnus Lindberg, Ircam 1993)


Instrumentation

chc


Category

Vocal and Choral Works


Language

En


Lyricist

Cummings E. E. (san.)


Premiere

(partly): Tapiola Choir, cond. Erkki Pohjola, Järvenpää, April 22, 1993.


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by the Tapiola Choir.


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