for mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra
Hawkes Pocket Scores HPS 1566
para: Coro de voces mixtas (SATB), orquesta
Partitura de estudio
|Nº de artículo||680495|
|Alcance||68 Páginas; 21 × 30 cm|
|Año de creación||1989|
|Año de lanzamiento||2018|
|Editorial/fabricante||Boosey & Hawkes|
|N.º del fabricante||BH 13296|
Composer's Notes In writing this work I wanted to compose something which was both timeless and contemporary, both sacred and secular. The title (Sacred Songs) is therefore slightly misleading as the three poems are concerned with political repression in Latin America and are deliberately coupled with traditional religious texts to emphasise a deeper solidarity with the poor of that sub-continent.
It was my interest in Liberation Theology which made me combine the poems of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina with the texts of the Latin mass in Búsqueda (an earlier music-theatre work) and has now led me to attempt a similar synthesis of ideas in Cantos Sagrados. The voices in Ariel Dorfmans poems belong to those who suffer a particular type of political repression: the 'disappearance' of political prisoners.
Ana Maria Mendozas poem about the Virgin of Guadeloupe tackles the same problem by asking a more fundamental cultural and historical question.