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Fazil Say: Dort Sehir op. 41: Cello

Vocal Score | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Subtitle (Four Cities)
Instrumentation Cello and Piano
Composer Fazil Say
Publisher Schott Music

Faz?l Say’s “Four Cities” Sonata can be considered as a journey through four cities of Anatolia. This work has taken its inspiration from Faz?l Say’s memories and events of his life. Bodrum is well known as a city greatly frequented by tourists which sets it apart from the other three locations. These four very different cities with their individual cultures have been selected from the nearly 2000-km wide expanse of Anatolia. SivasSivas is a conservative city located in Eastern Anatolia which is known for its large Alevi population. As¸?k Veysel is an Alevi Ozan (poet) and Faz?l Say has been inspired by his song “Saz?m” (my saz/my instrument) in the first part of this work. The movement is concluded on a melancholy tone in imitation of this ethnic instrument. HopaA traditional wedding provided Faz?l Say with his inspiration for this second movement which embraces Eastern Black Sea culture. Horon is a very fast folk dance in 7/16 time which is played on the kemence, a typical instrument of the Eastern Black Sea region. The music also touches on Caucasian, Georgian and Laz dances, anonymous songs, “Laz women” and “Cilveloy nanayda” (a Turkish song). AnkaraAnkara was declared the capital city of Turkey by Atatürk in 1923. This city with its population of four million was where the composer was born and also spent his childhood. “Ankara’n?n Tas¸?na Bak”, a rebellious song dating back to the First World War, can be discerned in the mournful middle section. The movement with its atmosphere of tragedy evokes the republican spirit and the ambience of former times. BodrumBodrum is universally known as the Saint-Tropez of Turkey. A famous street in the city is fringed with countless bars and pubs from which a cacophony of different music can be heard, ranging from jazz, pop and rock to folk songs. Faz?l Say blends the sounds from these pubs in this movement which includes a walking theme in a swinging jazz tempo. The movement makes a

Difficulty Advanced
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Vocal Score
Release Date 2012
Pages 76
ISMN 9790001191630
Edition Number CB 257
Catalog No. SCHCB257
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  1. I Sivas
  2. II Hopa
  3. III Ankara
  4. IV Bodrum

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