Joelle Wallach

Cantares De Los Perdis

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument trio, percussion trio, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, bells, celesta, mezzo soprano, other, percussion, soprano, tenor voice, timpani, tuba


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Score PDF: Cantares-Full-Score-Title.pdf

Text PDF: Cantares-poems-translations.pdf

Description: A haunting, mysterious, lyrical work, Cantares de los perdis is a setting of three of Federico Garcia Lorca's poems, collected early in the 20th century among Andelusian gypsies. These are among Lorca's most desolate poems, the cri du coeur of an exile, a refugee, an outsider lost in a wilderness beyond rescue or comprehension, whether political, psychological or existential. The percussion two instruments (timpani and crotales , along with the tuba create an evocative soundscape.

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