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La Folia for vocal quartet (3 altos and 1 bass) in Octatonic and Dorian modes

Classical/Choral music • 2019 • Lyricist: David W Solomons
 
     
 

La Folia for vocal quartet (3 altos and 1 bass) in Octatonic and Dorian modes


8.00 USD

PDF, 195.2 Kb ID: SM-000368274 Upload date: 17 Jul 2019
Instrumentation
Mixed choir: Alto, Bass; Male choir: Alto, Bass
Scored for
Choir
Type of score
Vocal score
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
La Folia (literally "madness") was a Portuguese dance from the renaissance,
and it has been used by many composers in the ensuing centuries.
This a-cappella 4-voice version uses three altos and one bass.
It explores a couple of alternative modes for the theme: Octatonic and Dorian.

Singing of folia this old tune repeats all day
and even in the new Octatonic mode
we can sing folia all the day long in this five time
and we sing it in Octatonic mode
madness all is madness while we're singing of la folia
and in five time and Octatonic mode
can't leave off la folia it will drive me round the bend soon
and I'll shortly change to some other mode

Sing it in the Dorian sing it in the Dorian
oh I love the Dorian it makes me dream on

The sound sample is performed by the composer (multitracking)

Video available at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KSVTRmR18w
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