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From 5 Mélodies populaires grecques, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key F minor
Language French
Composer Maurice Ravel 1875 – 1937
Poet Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi 1877- 1844
Range Chanson de la mariée

Chanson de la mariée, a setting by Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi, was composed by Maurice Ravel between 1904-1906 and published in 1906. It is the first song of his song cycle, 5 Mélodies populaires grecques.

Ravel wrote the first of his 5 mélodies populaires grecques in 1904 at the request of a friend Pierre Aubry, who needed to illustrate a lecture he was giving on Greek folksongs. They asked Michel Calvocoressi, a mutual friend of theirs, to choose five Greek texts. Michel Calvocoressi selected them among popular songs from the island of Chios (a few kilometers away from Turkey).
Ravel composed the song cycle in two days. He, later, wrote three more songs and the collection of eight was published and translated to French in 1906. Years later, Ravel orchestrated the two first songs but soon lost interest and the remaining three were arranged by Rosenthal in 1935. Ravel was especially fond of a remarkable version of the 5 mélodies populaires grecques for Harp and voice orchestrated by Carlos Salzedo around 1930.

Chanson de la mariée is the first song of the 5 mélodies populaires grecques. A man awakens his bride-to-be and delicately declares his love. The song is remarkable for its sobriety. The vocal line does not exceed the span of a minor sixth, supported by a quiet arpeggiated swish at the piano. Ravel often chooses to leave out the thirds in the cords of the accompaniment, letting us hear open fifths throughout the song.

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