Se Equivoco La Paloma (The Dove Was Wrong) composed by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000). For SATB choir. Latin American Choral Series. Secular, Choral. Grade 3. Octavo. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.8788).
Rafael Alberti is one of the great Spanish poets of the 20th Century. A few years after publishing the poem, Se equivoco la paloma (The Dove Was Wrong), Alberti was visited by a young Argentine composer who asked for permission to use the poem in a song. Alberti had never thought that his poem would become such a great success as it has. The young composer was indeed Carlos Guastavino. The song is a wonderful blend between the lyrics and the music. Guastavino musically describes the great tenderness of the dove that missed the way, but leaves to your imagination any kind of interpretation that you would like to make of this beautiful poem.