Dàn nan ròn
Fate song of the seals
SA, flute, cello
performance time approx 9m 00s
Range S: b♭ – f'' / A: b♭ – f''
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
A great project for an enterprising treble voice ensemble.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
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