MeF 231 : Song for 2 men voices celebrating the famous Charles Baudelaire poem, Man and the Sea
Free man! the sea is to thee ever dear! The sea is thy mirror, thou regardest thy soul In its mighteous waves that unendingly roll, And thy spirit is yet not a chasm less drear.
Thou delight'st to plunge deep in thine image down; Thou tak'st it with eyes and with arms in embrace, And at times thine own inward voice would'st efface With the sound of its savage ungovernable moan.
You are both of you, sombre, secretive and deep: Oh mortal, thy depths are foraye unexplored, Oh sea — no one knoweth thy dazzling hoard, You both are so jealous your secrets to keep!
And endless ages have wandered by, Yet still without pity or mercy you fight, So mighty in plunder and death your delight: Oh wrestlers! so constant in enmity!
A composition in which voices interact with each other on a text by a Catalan poet who died too early from tuberculosis (he was just thirty years old).
Joan Salvat Papasseit collaborated in the anarchist press and is considered as an...
MeF 135 - Scarborough faire : A traditional English ballad.
This song became world famous and immortalized by Simon and Garfunkel.
In this arrangement, the altis sing the melody, the other voices singing a response or counterpoint to the melody.
Traditional sea shanty from Morbihan arranged for men voices.
Different text variants exist (We were two, we were three; We were three sailors from Groix ...) which do not change the theme and the narration.
Without particular difficulty in...
This traditional song is to be rediscovered. It is treated here for three equal voices according to two distinct harmonic and melodic formulas. His writing is suitable for both male and female voices.
This song belongs to the CD "PAYSAGES BELGES"
A version of "De soy mesme" for 4 mixed voices is available: MeF 216
This score can be added to the score by the same composer on another poem by Clément Marot "du mal content d'amours": MeF219
This same poem by Clément Marot was also set...
Fable by Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) in which a tin can falls in love with a lobster, finding in its way many similarities ... On a surrealistic poem, here is music that is connected to the text humorous athmosphere.
This traditional sea shanty from Morbihan is constructed as an alternation between the voices of women and the voices of men. The slightly rough harmonies sometimes recall the harshness of the swell and the work of the fishermen.
This song celebrates wine, but above all the pleasure of sharing the dive bottle with others, whatever its rank and occupation.
Considered as a traditional Flanders song, the melody and the text correspond more to bacchic songs from the 17th...
A CD gathering different compositions for choir or arrangements for voices written by Claude Vercher. These works are published by Musiques en Flandres, A Cœur Joie and Delatour.
- Des Pas : MeF 215
- De soy mesme : MeF 218
- Du mal content...