Three Spanish Songs (for soprano and harp)

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Three Spanish Songs (for soprano and harp)

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ONLINE PERUSAL SCORE

1. OLAS GRISES

2. NOCTURNO

3. SUEÑO DESPIERTO

sop., hp.

texts: Leopoldo Lugones, Ruben Darío, and José Martí

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This cycle is based on contrasting poems by Latin-American poets Leopoldo Lugones, Rubén Darío, and Jose Martí. It was the use of vivid imagery that drew me to all three poems and why I chose to write for soprano and harp. Throughout the cycle, I use evocative harp techniques to depict these dramatic images.  Together with the soprano, the contrasting personalities of the duet portray the overall themes of the poems. Olas Grises, a poem that meditates on the nature of life and death, is set as a lyrical, quasi-strophic song. Nocturno is a frantic soliloquy set as a surreal recitative and aria.  Sueño Despierto is a short poem about a waking dream. The song is a set of variations on the popular Latin-American lullaby Nanita nana.

PREMIERE

Jennifer Goltz, soprano and Amy Ley, harp

Kerrytown Concerthouse, Ann Arbor, MI

USA

October 29, 2004