Sonetos del amor oscuro : Sonnets of dark love
by Rosalind Page (2004)
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Sonetos del amor oscuro : for soprano and chamber ensemble / music by Rosalind Page ; texts by Federico García Lorca.
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Instrumentation: Soprano, percussion (2 players), lute/baroque guitar/theorbo, double bass, soundtrack.
Duration: 25 min.
Contents note: 1. El poeta habla por teléfono con el amor -- 2. Noche del amor insomne -- 3. Soneto de la guirnalda de rosas -- 4. Llagas de amor -- 5. 5. El poeta pide a su amor que le escriba.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Alison Morgan
Commission note: Commissioned by Halcyon.
Texts in Spanish by Federico García Lorca.
Winner 2006 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize.
Awards & Prizes
|2006||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Rosalind Page|
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
Performances of this work
23 Oct 04: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Halcyon.
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Romantic and strange. This piece does a beautiful job of placing us in the rather surreal landscape of Lorca in love.
Described as a journey of love's soul from light to darkness, Sonetos del amor oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love) is Page's setting of sonnets that remained largely unknown and unpublished for 50 years. It is a mature and deeply soulful cycle, demanding great stamina and breadth of emotional expression. Tension builds throughout the piece until the final movement where the singer must unleash everything emotionally, yet end on a sustained lamenting high note. A work of extremes, from sensual radiance to despair in both the musical landscape and the vocal line itself.