Cicle cançons d’amor (Cycle of love songs)

Comment by the composer

«Five pieces for violin and soprano singing the love between a man and a woman. I dedicated these pieces to Anna Campmany and her partner Èric Masip.»

Text (Catalan version)

Al front portàvem
Al front portàvem
Tot l’esclat de la terra.
I no pesava.

Amb la florida
Amb la florida
el llorer honorava
l’amor que ens dàvem.

Buscàvem niu
Buscàvem niu
pel desig que creixia,
i no ho sabíem.

Ocell i Branca
Ocell i branca
semblen gronxar la calma
d’un món sense odi.

Sempre retornes amor
Sempre retornes,
amor, i amb l’aire
que pel riu baixa.

English version (Sam Abrams)

Right on our foreheads
Right on our foreheads
we carried the burst of earth.
Yet it didn’t weigh.

The bay tree in bloom
The bay tree in bloom
during the season honored
the love we exchanged.

In need of a nest
In need of a nest
for our increasing desire,
yet we didn’t know.

The bird and the branch
The bird and the branch
seem to be swaying in peace
in a hateless world.

You always return, love
You always return,  
love, with the day’s air blowing
down the river flow.