Gabriela Lena Frank: New Andean Songs

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano 2Perc, 2Pf

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  • Composer
    Gabriela Lena Frank
  • Publisher
    G Schirmer Inc
  • Arrangement
    Voice/Ensemble (VCE/ENS)
  • Format
    Score and Parts
  • Genre
    20th Century
  • Text
    José María Arguedas/Anonymous
  • Language


For soprano, mezzo-soprano, two percussionists, and two pianos. New Andean Songs employ texts that I've long been familiar with — Anonymous and indigenous Peruvian poems collected by the folklorist José María Arguedas (1911-1969). The texts are set to music inspired by the indigenous musical practices and sounds of the Andean mountain cultures of Perú. While the voices are called upon to mimic highland echoes quietly wafting, to hum under/above one another, or to evoke the pulsating repeated notes of zampoña panpipes, the instrumentalists evoke the tremolos and repeated notes of guitars and mandolin-like charangos, the asymmetrical rhythms of clattery drums, and the pleading of women's calls. — Gabriela Lena Frank

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