Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Raven Music Monday

This is a slightly modernized version of a very old Russian folk song. Despite the modernizing treatment, you can hear the traditional elements - the harmonies, the melismatic stretching of the vowels. And the classic melancholy theme - death in battle.

To summarize, a mortally wounded warrior is telling the raven over his head that he will never be his prey. Yet he knows that he is dying and asks the raven to tell his beloved that he has married someone else, Death.


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