Albanian Folk Song 'Moj e Bukura Moré' (My Beautiful Morea) (violin & guitar version) Thomas Simaku

Duration
4 mins 30 secs
Published
2017
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Duos

Instrumentation
1 Guitar, 1 Violin

Purchasing options

Score and parts ISMN 57036-795-5 £14.95

for violin and guitar

Programme note

Moj e Bukura Moré (My Beautiful Morea) has its origin in Southern Italy, in Calabria, where an Albanian community has lived for more than 500 years, and so has the song! The tenderness of the melodic lines expresses the love for the distant homeland, which according to legend can be seen from the Calabrian mountain-tops. As in most folk songs, this tune is remarkably short.

The melody itself has not been altered, but has been extended, enriched in texture and presented in different ways. The melodic lines serve as a point of departure for the proliferation of a distinct harmonic vocabulary. © Thomas Simaku

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Premiere
Nik Gjylaci (violin) and Jon Gjylaci (guitar), St Andrew's Festival 2017, Sheffield, 19th November 2017.
Performances
  • 19 Nov 2017 | 7:00pm |

    St Andrew's Music Festival 2017, St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, Sheffield, S11 8YL

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    Nik Gjylaci (violin), Jon Gjylaci (guitar)