090-White camellias


  • Work
    • 090
  • Name
    • White camellias
  • City and date
    • Banyoles, 1999
  • Duration
    • 1’10
  • Instrumentation
    • choir and flute
  • Texts
    • Ranko
  • Text language
    • Català
  • Premiere
    • Torroella de Montgrí, Municipal Library October 6, 1999 Voices: Ferran Frauca, Titon Frauca Psalteri, voice and flute: Paco Viciana

This work is part of a group of four compositions created expressly for use in the show Imaginary Journeys of 1999. This show is inspired by short stories by the Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda, which we have taken to various cities in Catalonia. The four works are:

-The fallen flower
-White camellias
-Little child
-Path that finishes

The show was directed by Ferran Frauca, and the performers were: Ferran Frauca himself as rapsoda and singer, Titon Frauca as singer and rapsoda, and a servant as interpreter of psalter, singer and rapsoda.


Show Imaginary Journeys

I made the four compositions about classical Japanese poems called Haikus, poetic style I discovered at that time and which I have used in many occasions, as now in the show Lake or in the song Midday's Haikus.

In particular this work is inspired by a poem by the poet Ranko, Japanese poet of the early eighteenth century.

The Haikus consist of small poems of very few verses that portray in a subtle and sensitive way moments of poetic contemplation towards nature.

The instrumentation of this work is for two voices and flute..

Later I agglutinated this four works in one, calling it Four Haikus, for youth choir.

Work included in the shows Imaginary Journeys (1999)


Blanques camèlies (1'10)
Blanques camèlies que cauen
l'únic so d'aquest nit de lluna.
White camellias (English translation)
White camellias that fall
the only sound of this moonnight.


Score in pdf: