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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 21:12:16 -0500
From: RRWinnie(a)aol.com
Subject: Re: Middle Eastern Choral Music

Here are the responses from Choralisters regarding my request for choral
pieces from non-Israeli Middle Eastern cultures. Thank you to all who
replied and all who thought through their repertoire. Rebecca R. Winnie

I think I have an interesting and unusal one for you. Boosey & Hawkes
publishes YA FARAOULE by a terrific Canadian composer, Stephen
Hatfield. It's based on traditional Lebanese and Egyptian folk songs
and it's arranged for solo voices, 4 part treble chorus, percussion and
optional flute and oboe.

The composer writes:
'YA FARAOULE (ya fah-rahw-lay) literally means "Oh strawberry!" and is
a reference to the red cheeks and heightened color caused when love is
in the blood. A phrase often connected with saluting the bride at
weddings.'

It's order number is OCTB6760. Performance time: ca. 6 minutes.

Regards,
Harry Searing, sales manager
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

****

Dear Rebecca,
For more literature, contact my friend and colleage Dr. Joanna Medawar
Nachef.
She is the California ACDA Chair of Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives.
She
teaches at California State University, Dominguez Hills (in the Los Angeles
area). She is from Lebanon, and has a wealth of Lebanese choral music.
Please
include me in your posting of your collected repertoire. With thanks.
Dr. Ron Kean
ACDA National Chair of Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives
Professor of Music
Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, Ca.


****

I checked by curiosity to see what is to be found in Musica Intl database.
Not an easy question, as these countries are essentially moslem, therefore
monodic cultures.

I got however some answers (Israel is excluded).

Best regards,

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1. Persische Volkslieder. - Liebchen, ich kam zu dir; To thee I came
Mansouri, Parviz (-)
Editor or restitutor: Langfort, Hilde
Publisher: Vienne: Austria: Universal, 1965
Ref. : UE 13698; Carmina 39 ; 3 p.; "Carmina"
Genre/Style/FORM : Secular, Folksong
Choir Type : SAB or TTB (3 mixed, men voices)
Type of score : Full score
Diff. CHOIR (from 1 to 5) : 2 Diff.CONDUCTOR (from A to E): B
Tonality : G minor Duration : 2 mn
Text in German; adapted in English # of Verses: 2
Country or region : Iran


2. Persische Volkslieder. - Liebeslied; Love song (Deine Locken, dein
Haar; O my rosebud)
Mansouri, Parviz (-)
Editor or restitutor: Langfort, Hilde
Publisher: Vienne: Austria: Universal, 1965
Ref. : UE 13698; Carmina 39 ; 3 p.; "Carmina"
Genre/Style/FORM : Secular, Folksong
Choir Type : SAB (3 mixed voices)
Type of score : Full score
Diff. CHOIR (from 1 to 5) : 2 Diff.CONDUCTOR (from A to E): B
Tonality : A minor Duration : 1.50 mn
Text in German; adapted in English
Country or region : Iran


3. Placebo domino in regionem vivorum
Mefano, Paul (1937-) [Iraq]
Text : Mefano, P. (1937-)
Publisher: Paris: France: Editions Salabert
Ref. : EAS17267/G4
Genre/Style/FORM : Sacred, Motet
(6 mixed voices)
Text in Latin


4. Aya Marina
Pappert, Robert (1930-) [Germany]
; Pappert, Robert (-) (text adapt.)
Publisher: Kurpfalz
Ref. : 113
Genre/Style/FORM : Sacred, folktune
Choir Type : TTBB (4 men voices)
Type of score : Full score
Tonality : F major Duration : 2 mn
Text in German
Country or region : Cyprus


5. Der Verliebte (In herber Pein)
Seeger, Peter (1919-) [Germany]
; Souchay, Marc-Andre (-) (text adapt.)
Publisher: Kassel: Germany: Merseburger, 1962
Ref. : EM 9040
Genre/Style/FORM : Secular, folktune
Choir Type : TTBB (4 men voices)
Type of score : Full score
Tonality : B flat major Duration : 2 mn
Text in German
Country or region : Turkey