O Night


By Frederick Frahm. Music for flute and organ.


Music for flute and organ after a poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti from 1919. Originally scored for a Native American Flute in G Minor. Score and part included.

Dall’ampia ansia dell’alba
Svelata alberatura.
Doloroso risvegli.
Foglie, sorelle foglie,
Vi ascolto nel lamento.

Out of daybreak’s huge and restless hunger
Trees—like masts—revealed.
Anguished awakenings.
Leaves, sister leaves,
I hear you lament.