Secret Songs

for soprano, flute, viola and harp



Secret Songs was commissioned by Muziekcentrum De Bijloke in Ghent in 2017, for performance at
the festival 'I had a Dream' in 2018.

The work consists of a prologue, five songs on the original (uncensored) poems 'Les Chansons Secrètes de Bilitis'
by Pierre Louÿs, four solo cadences for the musicians and an epilogue.

A sensual, erotic atmosphere is both in the poetry and in the music.

The five songs:
... la pluie chaude de mon désir...

... dans la nuit...

... d'abord je n'ai pas répondu...

... un divertissement...

... un cri de souffrance...

Revue Blanche will perform the premiere of this work together with dancer Frauke Mariën on March 22, 2018
at De Bijloke in Ghent.




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Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

Secret Songs (2017)
for soprano, flute, viola and harp (+/- 35')
commissioned by De Bijloke in Ghent (BE)
World premiere: 22 March 2018
De Bijloke, Ghent
Revue Blanche, musicians
Frauke Mariën, dancer







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