Songs of childhood
for voice and piano

Vivian Fung
Composer
Vivian Fung
Composition Date: 2002
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Soprano
Programme Note:
I love subjects regarding the world of children and have recently wanted to write songs about them. The opportunity arose when I received a call from the Atlantic Center for the Arts asking me if I would be interested in attending a residency in Tuscany where song cycles by six composers would be rehearsed and premiered. Songs of Childhood was the result of this wonderful time. The four songs that comprise this cycle are set to poems by Christina Rosetti, a nineteenth-century English poet. The cycle begins and ends with simple, but lush lullabies. In between, I portray the playful world of children with a humorous pancake song, 'Mix a Pancake,' ? then a dreamy song asking whether the moon is tired.

Premiere Information:
May 2002, Villa Ubaldini, Tuscany, Italy; Karen Holvik soprano, Laurent Phillippe, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 F981sch 2002
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 1, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 19 p.) ; 28 cm.
    21 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For voice and piano.

    Words in English.

    Text by Christina Rossetti from the collection 'Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book'(1872).

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
    I: Lullaby I (To Mommy) -- II: Mix a Pancake (To Chasiu) -- III: Is the Moon Tired? (To Karen and Faith) -- IV: Swift and Sure the Swallow -- V: Lullaby II (To Mommy).

    Additional People:
    Christina Georgina Rossetti
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