The Rose of Love for Double Choir in English and Farsi
– Mehran Tebyani, Composer and Conductor
– Maryam Pourmalek Mehran, Piano
– Written by Baha’u’llah
– November 23rd, 2014
– California State University, Northridge, Cypress Recital Hall
– The Rose of Love is written for double choir because it is meant to sing in two languages – English and Farsi. We hear the lyris as originally written in Farsi, as well as in their English translation. Each choir also sings in two different modes – Shour (Persian) and Pentatonic. The choirs eventually unify to show the idea of the rose of love at the end.