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Traditional: "Riu, Riu, Chiu" for Clarinet Quartet

"Riu, Riu, Chiu" for Clarinet Quartet
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Riu, Riu, Chiu for Clarinet Quartet
Download MP3 (2.9 Mo) : interpretation (by Leonard Anderson, and friends)72x 207x

Composer : TraditionalTraditional
Instrumentation :

2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets

Style :

Gregorian

Arranger :
Publisher :
 TraditionalMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
"Riu, Riu, Chiu" is a 16th Century Spanish villancico by an anonymous composer. The villancico is attributed by some sources to Mateo Flecha the Elder, who died in 1553. The villancico is verse, set to popular dance rhythms, depicting pastoral Nativity scenes with a country flavor (animals and shepherds).

It was written in so-called villancico style, which became a popular form for songs in post-Renaissance Spain. Such songs are in ternary form, with a text expressing some aspect of Christian principles or beliefs.

"Riu, Riu, Chiu" became one of the more widely known such works in its time. The author of this carol is generally thought to be anonymous, but its text, possibly originally written in Portuguese, has been attributed by some to Mateo Flecha (1481-1553). The melody to Riu, riu, chiu probably dates to the fifteenth century or earlier. The words in the title are vocalizations of the sounds made by a nightingale. The main theme is lively and rhythmic and has an instant appeal, lingering in the mind long after one or two hearings. It exudes folk-ish color. One hears a mixture of Renaissance-era elegance here with a sort of peasant-like festivity. Its text speaks of the roles of the Blessed Mother and the Redeemer.

This piece was popularized by the Monkees when they performed it acapella for their TV Christmas special in 1967: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko94b3I0X0Y

Although originally intended to be sung by a lone male voice, with the main choir singing the chorus, I created this arrangement for Clarinet Quartet (2 Bb Clarinets & 2 Bass Clarinets).
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Sheet central :Ríu Ríu Chíu (2 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-09-16


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