Les chants de Sayat-Nova for baritone and ensemble (FULL SCORE)

36 pages, 21 x 29,7 cm

Baritone and ensemble (duduk or English horn or clarinet, piano and string quartet)

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This little cantata is above all a love song (a delicate, passionate, tormented and spiritual love), written from some extracts from poems by the Armenian poet Sayat-Nova (1712-1795). But it's also a tribute to the Armenian culture : besides the verse by Sayat-Nova, we can list the use of a duduk (a typical Armenian double-reed instrument), some kinds of traditional pedal-tones played by the strings (to accompany the duduk or the voice) or the use of modality.

The unity of the cantata is based on a theme (the theme of the beloved woman) that returns periodically to dialogue with the poet's voice like a sort of Berlioz's idée fixe. The musical language is intended to be simple and euphonious and yet it calls on various resources according to the different atmospheres of the text : predominant modality, non-functional tonality but also atonality. Duduk may be replaced by an English horn (or a clarinet) depending on the circumstances.


- Prélude (02'00'')

- L'inégalée (03'05'')

- Tourments (02'05'')

- Prière (03'00)

Duration : 00:10:10
Material : Full score
Language : French
Date of publication : 2016
Style : Contemporary
Code EAN : 9790232142241
Level : (5/8) Medium
Output format : Printed format

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