Kasia Sokalla

Concert of folk songs

Folk songs interpreted by classical composers

with Patrick Yacono, piano

1. Joseph Canteloube, Chants d’Auvergne, 1st series (1923)
L’Aio de Rotso (The Water from the Spring)

Don’t take a drink of that water, but a swig of wine will do you good!

2. Antonín Dvořák: Cigánské melodie, Op. 55 (1880)
Když mne stará matka (Songs my mother taught me)

Songs my mother taught me, In the days long vanished;
Seldom from her eyelids were the teardrops banished.

3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Folk Songs (1875~1882)

1. In the field was a birch tree
2. One fine evening fair
3. A branch dips in water
4. By the green lawn there
5. Here I sit upon a stone

4. Zoltán Kodály: Youth is like a falcon (1932)

5. Maurice Ravel: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (1904~1906)
1. Quel galant m’est comparable? (What gallant compares with me?)
2. Là-bas, vers l’église (Yonder, at the church)

6. Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Prząśniczka (The Spinner)

7. Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Uwoz, mamo (Will you tell me, mother?)

8. Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 68 #3 (1830)

9. Benjamin Britten:
1. The Ash Grove (Wales - 1941)
2. O Waly, Waly (Somerset, England - 1946)
3. The Sally Gardens (Irish - 1942)

10. Joseph Canteloube, Chants d’Auvergne

1. Baïlero (Shepherd’s Song - 1st series, 1923):
Shepherd, the meadow is in full flower;
this is where you should tend your flock.

2. Malurous (The Unhappy One - 3rd series, 1927)
He who has a wife is unhappy, he who doesn’t have one is unhappy.

11. Soghomon Soghomonian, known as Komitas: (1865-1935)
Oror (Lullaby)
You are priceless, flawless, ... no one compares to you. Sleep, my child.

Traditional songs with the Pinewoods Band

12. Quando el Rey Nimrod (Sephardic, Ladino)
Abraham Avinu, beloved father, blessed father, light of Israel!

13. Ne Si Go Prodavaj (Macedonian)
Don’t sell the farm, Koljo. My mother won’t let me marry you.

14. More Čičo Reče (Bulgarian)
Uncle said he would marry me off, but now he doesn’t want to.

15. Mito Bekrijo (Serbian)
Midnight has passed, it’s time to sleep, yet the heart is still awake, burning with desire.

Kasia Sokalla, vocalist
Patrick Yacono, piano
Pinewoods Band:
Ralph Iverson: gadulka, fiddle
Brian Wilson: clarinet, fiddle
Patrick Yacono: clarinet, kaval
Yaron Shragai: guitar
Barbara Pixton: bass
Henry Goldberg: dumbek
Tom Pixton, accordion, arranger, leader