Three Spanish Songs (for Soprano and Wind Ensemble)

Three Spanish Songs (for Soprano and Wind Ensemble)

By Matthew Tommasini Concert Band Piano/Vocal Rehearsal Score Grade: 5 (Medium Advanced) Item: 00-29638PV
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This cycle is a setting of three contrasting poems by Latin-American poets Leopoldo Lugones, Rube én Dari ío and Jose é Marti í. "Olas Grises" uses evocative rain and sea imagery to meditate on the nature of life and death. Set as a lyrical, quasi-strophic song, these images are portrayed through the opening percussion raindrop motive and the moaning vocal line used throughout the movement. "Nocturno" is a frantic soliloquy set as an extended opera scene. The opening recitative is followed by a surreal aria. This is followed by a re-statement of both sections. "Suen ño Despierto" is a short poem about the contrasting images of a waking dream. Based on a fragment of the lullaby "Nanita Nana," heard in its entirety at the opening, the song is a set of three variations, followed by a coda, which portray these various images. Three Spanish Songs was commissioned by Michael Haithcock and the University of Michigan Symphony Band. This is the recital/rehearsal version of this piece. The vocal solo with wind ensemble accompaniment is also available (00-29639/$150)


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Series: Donald Hunsberger Wind Library
Composed by: Matthew Tommasini
Ensemble: Concert Band
Voicing: Vocal Solo
Format: Piano/Vocal Rehearsal Score
Page Count: 12
Item Number: 00-29638PV
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5098-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5098-9
UPC: 038081322889

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