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YAYA: The Nanny song cycle for voice and piano
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MV 1101 R246yay
Solo Voice with Keyboard
Library Collection Publisher / Label
Unpublished, printed by CMC / Inédit, imprimé par le CMC
1. Introduction 2. Sparkling Eyes 3. The Story 4. Nap Time 5. Lullaby 6. YaYa Written as a gift to Geraldine Vida-Soverano.
Level of Difficulty
8 March 2015, Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Ontario. Michèle Bogdaonowicz, mezzo-soprano; Rachel Andrist, piano.
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Elizabeth Raum, has written a song cycle entitled Ya Ya: The Nanny as a tribute to the Filipino women who are part of the age old tradition of child care. As Elizabeth describes it, "The piece was inspired by Geraldine Vida-Soverano, the Filipino nanny who took care of both my daughters' children and quite honestly, was one of the most wonderful women I've ever met. I honestly don't know how my daughters could have coped without her. At the same time Geraldine was working as a nanny, she was also earning her degree in education." The songs in the cycle cover a day in the life of a nanny, from trying to control the wild play of the children to a lullaby. There is also a song about how Filipino nannies often have to leave their own families behind for years to come to Canada, but then develop a close relationship with the families of their young charges. 1. Introduction, where the Nanny describes her profession in general terms and how the family depends on her; 2. Sparkling Eyes, is a description of the child and how beautiful is the innocence of childhood; 3. The Story, is where the Nanny tries to keep the kids from rough housing by telling them a story (of course about superheroes and dragons); 4. Nap Time where she tries to talk them into taking a nap but ends up going on a tangent about fairy tale characters;5. Lullaby is a lullaby; 6 The Nanny is an overall statement about the responsibility of the profession of YaYa of the Sisterhood although it touches briefly on the sadness of leaving her own family behind.Yaya is a testament to the strong sense of duty that the nanny feels is her calling. She is more than a care giver: she is a second mother who loves her charges as if they were her own. At the same time, she is not their mother and is in a foreign country and although it has become her home, at times a sadness leaks into her consciousness. The words, "I come from another place…" appear in a minor key depicting the sadness of leaving the Nanny's own family behind, and she is wistful when she utters, "I wish…" But the cycle ends optimistically with the Nanny content and proud of her profession.
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Extent of Item
1 score (42 p.);
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