Red Sarafan


Willi Maerz has arranged the Russian folk song “Red Sarafan” for four pedal harps and choir (SATB). “Sarafan” refers to a traditional festive costume worn by both men and women. Maerz says that this melancholy song “tells of the fears and doubts of a young woman regarding her forthcoming wedding. It expresses what is often called the ‘Russian soul,’ a seemingly unquenchable thirst for sorrowfulness, which, cast in music, can be so magnificently charming.”

This piece is available as a PDF download in the following combinations:

  • Complete Set: $35.00
    (Includes full score, choir score, and all parts.)
  • Choir score only: $15.00
  • Full score only: $10.00
  • Harp 1 only: $6.00
  • Harp 2 only: $6.00
  • Harp 3 only: $6.00
  • Harp 4 only: $6.00

Length: full score is 13 pgs.; choir score is 10 pgs.; parts are 7-8 pgs.

Duration: 3:20

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