On "Mareta, mareta, no'm faces plorar" -
Catalan lullaby speaks in its lyric: "Mareta, mareta, no'm faces
plorar, / compra'm la nineta avui qu'es el meu sant." In a variant, "Mareta,
mareta / anit vaig somiar / que una nineta / em vares comprar." A
child implores the mother to buy her a doll. Yet the lullaby is sung to a
child, such that one might imagine this with a subtext as the mother thinks
of her own childhood and her mother. The two scenes would play out together
in a veiled, gray nostalgia.
pages, circa 4' 00" - 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
mareta, no'm faces plorar"