Three Spanish Songs (for Soprano and Wind Ensemble)
Concert Band - Sheet Music

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Concert Band - Grade 5

SKU: AP.29638S

Composed by Matthew Tommasini. Concert Band; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Donald Hunsberger Wind Library. Contemporary; Latin. Score. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-29638S. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29638S).

ISBN 9780739050972. UPC: 038081322872. English.

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).