SG1517

Dàn nan ròn

Fate song of the seals

Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman
SA, flute, cello
performance time approx 9m 00s
Range S: b♭ – f'' / A: b♭ – f''
Price code: G
Complexity: ***

This is a set of 3 pieces:
Dàn nan ròn
An ainm an àigh
Oir a’ chuain / Air Sgeir an Ròin
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The pieces are not sold individually.
This is a set of three Gaelic songs that are highly evocative of Scottish folk song and folk lore while at the same time being fresh and original. The set includes a lament, a love song, and a wonderful soliloquy "at the edge of the ocean". All three pieces feature sections of vocables of the kind sung in traditional Gaelic puirt-a-beul or 'mouth music'.

Dàn nan ròn was premiered in 2011 by the Paragon Ensemble and young singers from Voice Factory in Glasgow. You can see a short video featuring Dàn nan ròn and its sister piece Seal Songs, including musical extracts from each work,on the Paragon Ensemble website.

A great project for an enterprising treble voice ensemble.

Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.

Purchase – 1517: Dàn nan ròn

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