SSA with soprano descant. Melody: Russian folksong “The Pear Tree.” English lyrics inspired by Latvian dainas in honor of Laima, daughter of the Sun. 3/4 time but not a waltz; gentle and very lovely. About a spiritual journey: at first Laima seems to have disappeared, but then the singer realizes She’s been there all along.
SSA. Russian folksong probably written around 1900. Sad song about a woman who is an orphan, all alone in the world except for her love, but alas they don’t get along very well. Slavic love angst! Russian transliteration.
3-part with soprano descant. I got my copy from a woman who sang with Libana. Arrangement by Ethel Raim. Traditional Russian folksong, sad, “I’m waiting for my love and where is he” sort of thing (i.e. “traditional Russian folksong”).