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Gabriela Lena Frank

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Two Mountain Songs (2008)
Text Writer
Texts based on anonymous Quechua-Peruvian poetry
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2008
Duration
8 Minutes
Availability
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Programme Note
Gabriela Lena Frank Two Mountain Songs (2008)
Composer Note:

Two Mountain Songs, premiered in a joint performance by the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the Young People’s Chorus, is inspired by Peruvian folk song from the northern Andes. It freely adapts poetry as collected by the folklorist José María Arguedas who was an advocate for the Quechua Indian people, the descendants of the once-powerful Incas. The lyricism, repetitive melodic forms, and rhythms are wholly original while inspired by the music of this small yet beautiful Andean nation.
— Gabriela Lena Frank


For a cappella SSAA youth choir or SSAA women’s choir. Texts based on anonymous Quechua-Peruvian poetry collected by José María Arguedas (1911-1969).

Movements:
I. Envuelto por el Viento (Wrapped in Wind);
II. Picaflor Esmeralda (Emerald Hummingbird).

Sample Pages



  • Ensemble
    San Francisco Girls Chorus
    San Francisco Girls Chorus:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 21 JUL 2015
    Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA
    Young People’s Chorus of New York City
  • 16 OCT 2011
    SONiC Music Festival
    Miller Theater, NY
    Young People's Chorus
  • 12 MAR 2011
    ACDA Convention
    Chicago, IL
    Young People's Chorus of New York City
    Francisco Núñez, conductor
  • 19 DEC 2009
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Anima- Young Singers of Greater Chicago
  • 05 JUN 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco Girl's Choir
    Francisco J. Nuñez, conductor

    Other Dates:
    6 June - San Francisco, CA
  • 13 APR 2009
    Two Mountain Songs World Premiere
    Alice Tully Hall, NYC
    Young People's Chorus of NY and San Francisco Girl's Choir
    Francisco J. Nuñez, conductor

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