Vocal Arrangement by Schirin Partowi, the Physician Soundtrack- Singer
on a Composition from Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
`...the best single idea of the whole score..... a stunning highlight of 2013 in film music....´ http://www.filmtracks.com/titles/physician.html
Bel companho, si dormetz o veillatz?
Non dormatz plus, suau vos ressidatz
Qu´en orien vei l´estella creguda
Qu´amena- l´jorn, qu´eu l´ai ben coneguda,
oy chodâye mehrabân!
Fair comrade, are you sleeping or awake?
Sleep no more, gently waken,
For in the east I see the star rising,
Which brings in the day; all too well have I recognized it,
O my tender God.
I took the lyrics for this song from a medieval French troubadour poem, and added words from a Persian Sufi poem.
Both date from the time of Ibn Sina, the great protagonist of the film. In my songs for `The Physician´, I brought together words and sounds from Orient and Occident as a tribute to the respectful intercultural relations of medieval scientists.
These vocals were recorded by Marian Christmann in the process of working on the Medicus Soundtrack, and are not included in the movie or the released soundtrack.
Schirin Partowi, Medicus - Sängerin
Fotos: Ali Baé, UFA - Studio Babelsberg, September 2013