Tuesday, October 30, 2018

"Canción de Jinete" performed by Rebecca Johnson and Cara Chowning

This piece for flute and piano is based on a song I wrote for countertenor and piano to a poem by Lorca. Here is an English translation by Michael Leddy of the poem.

I. Rider’s Song (Canción de Jinete)

A long way alone.

Black pony, big moon,
and olives in my pack.
Though I know the way
I’ll never reach Córdoba.

Across the plain, through the wind,
black pony, red moon.
Death is watching me
from the towers of Córdoba.

Ah what a long way!
Ah my brave pony!
Oh that death waits for me
Before I reach Córdoba.

A long way alone.


Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

wonderful! - love the sense/feel of motion

Elaine Fine said...

Thank you, Lyle!