NERUDA SONGS

NERUDA SONGS

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Instrumentation
female voice, cello
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Duration (min)
20
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Six lyrical, tender songs for soprano and cello or mezzo-soprano and cello, on poems of Pablo Neruda in English translation.  The six poems are To Sorrow, Air in the Stone, This is Where We Live, Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks, For Everyone, and Serenade.

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Neruda Song No.1 "To Sorrow" is Neruda's "A la tristeza" from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda: A New Decade Poems 1958–1967, Grove Press, 1969.  

Neruda Song No.2 "Air in the Stone" is Neruda's "Al aire en la piedra" from the collection Las Piedras de Chile copyright 1960. Translation by Ben Belitt published in Five Decades: Poems 1925–1970, Grove Press. 1979.

Neruda Song No.3 "This is where we live" is Neruda's "Aquí vivimos" from the collection Estravagario copyright 1958. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda-Extravagaria, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.

Neruda Song No.4 “Fable of the mermaid and the drunks” is Neruda’s “Fabula de la sirena y los borrachos” from the collection Estravagario copyright 1958. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda-Extravagaria, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.

Neruda Song No.5 "For Everyone" is Neruda's "Para todos" from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda – Fully Empowered, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975.

Neruda Song No.6 "Serenade" is Neruda's "Serenata", 1962 " from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962.  Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda – Fully Empowered, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975.

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Recording
Opus One
Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Translations by Ben Belitt and Alastair Reid, from Pablo Neruda – A New Decade (Poems: 1958 – 1967), Grove Press, 1969
Ensemble Type
voice(s)+ 1 inst or tape playback non-keyboard
Genre/Theme
poet/author featured

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ShieldsNeruda Songs_The Mermaid excerpt.mp3
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