Hommage a b.b. (Bela Bartok) for Soprano, Alto Flute and Viola by Jonathan Elliott
Full score with piano/vocal score, alto flute and viola parts
For Heidi Grant Murphy and Aureole (Laura Gilbert, flute, Mary Hammann, viola)
Hungarian Folksong – Lyrics in Hungarian
English translation of lyrics:
Oh, dark forest, how high stands your highest tree? How long, how long since its leaves last fell silently? How long, how long since its leaves last fell silently? A lone bird, flying high, mourns her mates, so sadly. From high above she settles slowly to the ground. Alone, she sings; only the vast sky hears her sound. She rests, crying, in the shadow of the leaves and flowers, Lamenting, she sings to the love who has left her waiting here. — English version of lyrics by the composer.