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Jorden er som et barn (Forårssang) (1980)
Work Notes
Oprindelig titel 'Forårssang´, beslægtet med 2. sats af 'Wie ein Kind' (1979-80). Siden indgået i kor/slagtøjsværkerne 'Krystalspejling' (1979) og 'Tidligt forårs danse' (1979-80). Korsangen kan opføres a cappella eller med 2-3 slagtøjsmusikere (ad lib.), som trykt i Per Nørgård KORBOGEN (ed. Ivan Hansen), WH 1993. Tysk version findes også:“Die Erde ist wie ein Kind (Frühlings-lied)”, til den originale Rilke-tekst.
Text Writer
Rainer Marie Rilke
Wilhelm Hansen
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
6 Minutes
SATB chor (2-3 perc. ad lib.)
Danish, German

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Per Nørgård Jorden er som et barn (Forårssang) (1980)
The choral song ´Jorden er som et barn - Forårssang´(The Earth is like a Child – Spring song) was originally composed as a part of “Wie ein Kind” (2nd movement ) for mixed choir a cappella (1979-80), and was also integrated in “Frühlenz Tänze” for choir and percussion ensemble (1980).

The dancing, wavelike motifs in alto, tenor and bass derive from a special rhythm based on my so called infinity series, above which the sopranos sing their simple line (Sing to the earth..., the earth is singing).

“Jorden er som et barn” can be performed a cappella or with 2-3 percussionists (congas, hand drums or the like).

A German version (“Die Erde ist wie ein Kind”) with the original text by R.M. Rilke is available.

Per Nørgård

  • Ensemble
    Rilke Ensemble
    Gunnar Eriksson
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