Three Spanish Songs (for Soprano and Wind Ensemble) composed by Matthew Tommasini. Concert Band. Concert Band. Donald Hunsberger Wind Library. Contemporary. Grade 5. Piano/Vocal Rehearsal Score. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29638PV).
ISBN 0739050982. Contemporary.
This cycle is a setting of three contrasting poems by Latin-American poets Leopoldo Lugones, Rube Ã©n Dari Ão and Jose Ã© Marti Ã. "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 Ã±o 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)
Solo with ensemble.