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Ljova and the Kontraband -- Mnemosyne (It's autumn in the country I remember...)
Seeded by ljova on 6 Jan 2010
Author: ljovadotcom
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of the debut CD recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband. "Mnemosyne" is the Greek name for the Goddess of memory. This song features the Kontraband's vocalist, Inna Barmash, and a special guest, Frank London, on trumpet. The footage for the video comes from Ilya Khrjanovsky's film "4", and is used by permission. For more on Ljova and the Kontraband, visit MNEMOSYNE Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904) Its autumn in the country I remember. How warm a wind blew here about the ways! And shadows on the hillside lay to slumber During the long sun-sweetened summer-days. Its cold abroad the country I remember. The swallows veering skimmed the golden grain At midday with a wing aslant and limber; And yellow cattle browsed upon the plain. Its empty down the country I remember. I had a sister lovely in my sight: Her hair was dark, her eyes we
Work: Ljova: Mnemosyne
Composer: Ljova
Instrument: Bass ; Voice ; Accordion ; Percussion
Period: 21st Century