Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

In der Fremde / Far from Home


Original / Hungarian title
Idegen földön
Foreign language / English title
In der Fremde / Far from Home
For 3-part female choir a capella
Year of composition

Choir a cappella
3-part female choir or children´s choir (S-Ms-A)
4 min

Movements, parts
1. Siralmas nékem (Klage / Lament)
2. Egy fekete holló (Ein schwarzer Vogel / A dark raven)
3. Vissza ne nézz (Schau nicht zurück / Once the forest - Canon)
4. Fujdogál a nyári szél (Weht ein leichter Sommerhauch / Summer sends a gentle breeze) (Slovakian traditional poem, Hungarian translation by Béla Balázs)

BALASSI, Bálint; Folk song(s)
Hungarian / German / English
Premiere information
April 1971, Stockholm; Radio-Kammerchor, Eric Ericson (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music, C 46165
Buy here!
Sony CD 88697 61641, 2010 - London Sinfonietta Vioces, Terry Edwards (cond.)
1 min. sample
1 I.
2 II.
3 III.
4 IV.
Remarks, other info
Composed: 1945 - 1946

German edition: Hilger Schallehn, English version: Desmond Clayton