On Bonden Och Kråkan - (2016)
The children's folk melody and lyric come from Sweden. "Och bonden han körde/ till furuskog. / Där såg han en kråka / som satt och gol, / Och bonden han vände / då om igen. / "Ajaj!, mor, den kråkan / hon biter mig!" "A farmer drove / Where he saw a crow / Which sat, cawing. / And the farmer then / Turned back home. / "Ow! Ow! Ma'am, that crow / Will peck at me!" The outlandish tale has told in increasingly unbelievable exaggerations has the farmer shoot the crow, and then make twelve pounds of candles from the tallow, vats of salted meat, eighteen pairs of shoes, stuffing for mattresses and pillows, fans, a church tower, and at the end a sailing ship.
3 pages, circa 3' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.
On "Bonden Och Kråkan"