Mezzosoprano, oboe and viola
Na Carenza was written at the request of Austrian musicologist Regina Himmelbauer. Her idea was to get female composers from all over the world to write music to the text of female troubadors from medieval times. A good amount of their poetry has survived but none of their music. Na Carenza was premiered at an International Festival of Female Composers in Vienna in 1995. The Icelandic premiere took place in Skálholt in 2001. The piece has also been performed in Holland.
Premiere: Vienna, 9th International Congress on Women in Music: April 30th 1995, Kristin Nordeval, mezzosoprano