Mirabai Songs

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Mirabai Songs

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Series: Vocal Solo Publisher: Associated Composer: John Harbison

Mirabai's ecstatic religious poetry was written in 16th century India. When she was 27, her husband was killed in a war. Mirabai refused to die on her husband's funeral pyre, as was the custom. Instead, she left her family compound, wrote her poems to Krishna, the Dark One, and sang and danced them in the streets. First performed on September 9, 1983, Susan Larson, soprano, and Craig Smith, piano. Recorded on Northeastern records, and on a very successful Nonesuch album by soprano Dawn Upshaw. This piece is also available in a version for voice and chamber ensemble, which is available on rental from G. Schirmer.

Contents: All I Was Doing Was Breathing • Clouds • Don't Go, Don't Go • It's True, I Went to the Market • Where Did You Go? • Why Mira Can't Go Back to House. Duration: ca. 17 minutes.

  • All I Was Doing Was Breathing
  • The Clouds
  • Don't Go, Don't Go
  • It's True, I Went To The Market
  • Where Did You Go?
  • Why Mira Can't Go Back To Her Old House
  • Piano
  • Vocal

$18.99 (US) Inventory #HL 50480104 ISBN: 9780793559138 UPC: 073999810127 Publisher Code: AMP7977-3 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 28 pages

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