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Duormi Tranquillu : for voice and orchestra : for voice and orchestra

by Raffæle Marcellino (2012)

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Duormi Tranquillu : for voice and orchestra / Raffæle Marcellino.

Library shelf no. 784.2/MAR 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This orchestral song uses the Calabrese language, spoken in the Calabrian Province at the southwest end of the Italian Peninsula. Calabrese is often called a dialect, but it is a language in its own right, similar to Sicilian. The text is from a poem 'U Paisi' by an unknown author. "U paisi" is Calabrese for "the country" or "the village". In Italian, it would be "il paese". The term can refer to a small town or community, often like so much of Calabria, rural or agricultural. In Calabria, many towns and villages are nestled in the hills or mountains, with beautiful scenery and a strong sense of community.

Duormi tranquillu a luna t'addormenta,
u suli ti rivìghja appena nèscia.
Nu mundu carmu quarcosa,
a strata chi t'aspetta;
muntagni ti salutanu I luntanu;
ti chiama u mari
e l'àrburu ti 'mbita i frutti mu ti mangi all'umbra sua.
Si nièsci, 'ncuntri amici a tutti i parti e cuògghji stritti i mani a nòfiniri.

Sleep tranquilly,
The moon will put you to sleep
The sun will wake you as soon as it rises.
The world is at at peace
and the road awaits you;
The mountains salute you from afar;
The sea beckons you,
the trees invite you to
eat their fruit in their shade.
If you go out, you meet friends everywhere,
whose hands you clasp endlessly.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: 3 Flutes, English horn, oboe, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, soprano, strings.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra.. commissioned by the Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra in its inaugural year

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