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Per Nørgård : Three Magdalena Songs


Work Notes A version for barytone and accordion is also available.
TRE MAGDALENE SANGE is related to MAGDALENE-STROFER (MAGDALENA STANZAS) for piano solo.
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1992
Duration 10 Minutes
Solo Voice(s)
Alto
Orchestration pf
Availability
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Full Score(s) KP00317

Programme Note

TRE MAGDALENE SANGE (3 Magdalena Songs) for alto and piano (1991).
1. Kaldedrømme (´Calling Dreams´)
2. Drømmestemmer (Dream Voices)
3. Sent møde (Late Meeting)
Dreams have many forms, for instance night dreams (not controllable) day dreams (often combinations of spontaneous images, hope, escape...) and ´dreams of...´ (pure longings). In the two poems of Hanne Groes behind the three songs about a longing for love (“Kaldedrømme” (´Calling dreams´) and “Sent Møde” (Late Meeting)) there is a religious intensity and atmosphere related to the genre of the Song of Songs.
The first and last songs are contrasting, the first being rather ´dark´, the last being ´bright´. For the second song, “Drømmestemmer” (Dream Voices) I have used fragments of both poems, creating a bridge between the two, preparing the fulfillment and meeting of the last song.
Some would say the dreams are escapist and unrealistic... But dreams also function as visions, visions that we realize.
Per Nørgård


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