The Oldest Song in the World Sadie Harrison

The Oldest Song in the World cover
Text/libretto by
Hymn to Nikkal - ancient Syrian text
Duration
7 mins
Composed
2017
Published
2017
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Duos

Instrumentation
2 Viola

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-793-1 £8.95

2 violas

Programme note

An ecstatic love song - Hymn to Nikkal, the Semitic goddess of orchards, c.1500BC, discovered in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit:

I shall pay a bride price to Her father:

A thousand pieces of silver

Even ten thousand of gold.

I shall send jewels of lapis-lazuli

I shall make Her fields into vineyards

The field of Her love into orchards.

 

Premiere
Kevin Bishop and Steve Larson, St Mark's Church, Glastonbury, USA, 16 February 2018
Performances
  • 18 Feb 2018 | 3:00pm |

    Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA

    |

    Kevin Bishop and Steve Larson (violas)

    Cuatro Puntos sextet and Ensemble Zohra (ANIM, Afghanistan)

  • 16 Feb 2018 | 7:30pm |

    St. Marks Church, Glastonbury, USA

    |

    Kevin Bishop and Steve Larson