Based on two Roumanian Colinde (Christmas songs), the story of nine boys whose father gave them only an education to be hunters of stags. Nature intervened and turned the nine boys into stags themselves, who will never again live like humans but roam the wild forests drinking pure water from clear mountain springs. For tenor and baritone solos, double chorus and orchestra. This edition includes the composer’s Hungarian text, English translation by Robert Shaw, the original Roumanian texts. 2012 revised edition prepared by Nelson Dellamaggiore and Peter Bartók. Publishers: Boosey & Hawkes in the U.S.A., distributed by Hal Leonard; in the rest of the world Universal Edition, London and Vienna. The study score and vocal-piano version available also from Bartók Records & Publications, performance parts and conductor’s score available from the respective publishers on rental. Study score:
112 pp., 28.5 x 21 cm., hard cover.
(ISMN: M 800006-04-3)