Black is the color (from Five for Nina Simone) (Crys Armbrust)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-31)  CPDL #30028:       
Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-31).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scored for contralto, oboe, bassoon and piano. (Movement 4 of Five for Nina Simone, a five-movement work dedicated to Nina Simone.) Performance option to replace vocal part with appropriate instrument to blend with oboe, bassoon & piano.

General Information

Title: Black Is The Color
Composer: Crys Armbrust

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Contralto
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 2008
Description: Traditional.

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Original text and translations

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Black is the color of my true love's hair.
His face so soft and wondrous fair,
the purest eye and the strongest hand.
I love the ground on where he stands.