By the Campfire (2005)

watch our performance of “By The Campfire” from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert:

By The Campfire is a song I composed based on ancient Goliard poetry, as translated into Russian by my grandfather, Lev Ginzburg.
CATEGORY Chamber music with vocals, Russian lyrics
INSTRUMENTATION “Na Kostre” is available as a lead sheet, and was premiered in New York by the Gypsy band Romashka (video link below).

It is also available in a version for vocalist and string quartet. Other arrangements upon request.

DURATION 4 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE October 19, 2005 – Concert Hall of the Union of Composers, Moscow, Russia
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERS Inna Barmash, vocal; Ljova, viola; string quartet under the direction of Gennady Val
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES October 27, 2013 – WOMEX 2013 Showcase conference – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff UK — [watch video] January 17, 2007 – Joe’s Pub, New York, with Romashka — [watch video]
RECORDING Recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband on their second album, “No Refund on Flowers”, available on bandcamp and everywhere else.
SCORE AVAILABILITY All arrangements are available for sale via PDF or mail delivery; arrangements for combinations not listed above may be commissioned on request. [contact for more info]

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