Berio opens his sleeve-note for this disc with the words: ”The subject of A-ronne is the elementary vocalization of a text and its transformation into something. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Cries of London, for 8 solo voices on AllMusic. Luciano Berio. Sheet Music – ÂŁ – Luciano Berio’s Cries of London for eight voices, in English.

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The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. The texts for Cries of London are a selection of common street-vendor calls, alternating with a meta-cry: The performances of both works by Swingle II are a brilliant tour de forceand James Mallinson’s stunning, almost three-dimensional recording sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded in this transfer to CD.

Berio The Cries of London etc

Genre Vocal Music Classical. In the cries themselves, melody and counterpoint are put to different use; the singers take on the roles of the street vendors, to some degree, using acting techniques including the assumption of Cockney accents on occasion. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Money, penny come to me [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Creis Database.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Berio opens his sleeve-note for this disc with the words: They approach a stylized and entertaining practicality that one could imagine being the stock in trade lonodn the Renaissance English street vendor. Skip to main content. This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Beerio please click here for further information.


For one penny, for two pennies old clothes to sell.

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Some go up streets, kondon go down. But in many ways this piece, or perhaps more specifically this recording is by far the most satisfying of its genre. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation.

The original scoring was for two countertenors, one tenor, two baritones, and one bass. Your gift is greatly appreciated. Garlic, good garlic [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Cries of London takes up two threads of Berio ‘s vocal music philosophy.

A problem this reviewer shares with the composer.

What I am sure of, however, is that A-ronne is a marvelously compelling piece of music, and I use the word music with some degree of caution, partly because there are many for whom A-ronne stands for all that is incomprehensible in contemporary music, but also because, as Berio says, this is not a musical composition in the usual sense of the term. I have no hesitation in recommending this reissue to anyone with open ears and an inquiring mind.


Berio uses the poem as a generator of different vocal situations that run the gamut of emotions ”from A to ronne” the equivalent to our saying ”from A to Z”. It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. It is my chiefest wealth, good garlic for the cry.

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Of course, there are other pieces of music that pursue similar lines of investigation—works such as Ligeti’s Adventures or the ”per ventiquattro voci” movement from Sylvano Bussotti’s Cinque frammenti all’Italia immediately spring to mind. I sell you a rare confection.

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If I had as much money as I could tell I never would cry old clothes to sell. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Here Berio recalls the cries used by the Elizabethan madrigalists, as well as alluding to the techniques of medieval music, such as the hoquet and organum which can be heard in the memorable opening ‘cry’.