1. The sad mother

From the recording The sad mother

Poetry: Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) (translated into English by Langston Hughes)
Music: Nikos Papadogiorgos
Soprano: Annie Fassea
Alto flute: Zacharias Tarpagkos
Cello: Fabiola Ojeda
Double bass: Yorgos Danis
Violin: Evgenios Zhibaj
Orchestration, piano, keyboards: Nikos Papadogiorgos

Mixing and Mastering: Akis Mouhlianitis


Sleep, sleep, my beloved
without worry, without fear
although my soul does not sleep
although I do not rest

Sleep, sleep, and in the night
may your whispers softer be
than a leaf of grass
or the silken fleece of lambs

May my flesh slumber in you
my worry, my trembling
In you, may my eyes close
and my heart sleep