Six voix pour sirènesSix Voices for Sirens (2000)
for six female voices
six female voices (4+2 or 3+3)
Boosey & Hawkes
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Inspired by Serbian folklore and influenced by Serbian vocal tradition, this piece pays homage to the ancient legend of the beauty of the voices of the Sirens. The text reveals a sense of humour not normally associated with Sirens, establishing them as six very mischievous Canadian divas who have a particular fascination with word play, which includes English words that have found their way into the Quebecois vocabulary. Six voix pour sirènes/Six voices for Sirens is based on a text by Nathalie Mamias.