8 Chansons Populaires Espagnoles

Année de composition
14 minutes
Mezzo-soprano and piano

Arrangements of popular songs for mezzo-soprano and piano (in collaboration with Christine Prost), collected in 1987. Half of them are revivals of old – or recent – pieces: IV. is “Nana”, the second of Lorca’s poems (No. 10, 1947); VI. is the Asturian lullaby of the Four Choirs (No. 95); VII. is “Tango el Mariquita” (No. 11, 1947); VIII. is “Alborada” (No. 12, 1947) in memory of “La Argentinita”.

The new pieces are: I. “Como la flor”, II. “Las mis penas son de amor”, III. “Cuando paso por el puente”, V. “Martinete”.

All my life I have harmonized popular melodies, I have made a kind of diary of them, which I keep for myself” Maurice Ohana

These eight songs have been adapted for voice and guitar by Alberto Ponce.


© Édith Canat de Chizy and François Porcile, “Maurice Ohana”, Fayard editions




I. Como la flor

II. Las mis penas son de amor

III. Cuando paso por el puente

IV. Nana

V. Martinete

VI. Asturian Lullaby

VII. Tango el mariquita

VIII. Alborada

Éditions Billaudot

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