innoria (sab)


  • Catalog ID: S-74a
  • Composer: Donald Patriquin
  • Voicing: sab
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: Mohawk
  • Country: Canada
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This  Mohawk dance song, from Six Songs of Early Canada,  is one of seven collected in 1911 in the Huron village of Lorette (near Quebec city) by Marius Barbeau.  After a ceremonial feast, these nonsense syllables would ring in the night air, inciting the revellers to a long night of dancing.  Also available in SATB (S-54a) and SSAA (W-07a).