Gabriela Lena Frank: Four Folk Songs

vn, vc, pf

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  • Composer
    Gabriela Lena Frank
  • Publisher
    G Schirmer Inc
  • Arrangement
    Piano/Violin/Cello (PF/VLN/VLC)
  • Format
    Score and Parts
  • Genre
    20th Century


For piano trio. Four Folk Songs loosely draws inspiration from the melodic motifs and rhythms of my mother's homeland, Perú. Seeing the María Angola church in its highland setting after reading myths about it, for instance, provided the inspiration for the first movement: Canto para La María Angola (Song for the María Angola). The universality of children playing in the streets is portrayed in the second movement, Children's Dance. The third movement, Serenata, is inspired by the ubiquitous guitar/charango-vocalist duo one sees in most pubs and eating houses; and the last movement harkens to Perú's pre-Inca past in imagining the sounds of an isolated, warlike yet artistically creative culture, Chavín de Huantar. — Gabriela Lena Frank

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