Entries by Rita Danis

Village Scenes for soprano and piano (2002/04)

(version available for mezzo soprano). Duration: 6′ Poetry by the composer in Catalonian. Written for soprano Rachel Rosales. Premiered by Catalonian mezzo soprano Anna Alàs at COMRadio.com (Spanish radio). Village Scenes was inspired by memories of my childhood in the early 60s. In the summers me and my parents vacationed in Ullastrell, a very small village near […]

Five Songs for soprano and piano (1986)

Duration: 15′ Poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca in Spanish Written for soprano Rachel Rosales Read NATS article New Directions: “The Inspirational Lorca” by Sharon Mabry. See Performance history.  This song cycle was inspired by five poems of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936). The poems El silencio, La luna negra, Las seis cuerdas, andClamor” are drawn from the collection Poema del Cante Jondo (1921), […]

Five musings for soprano and piano (2002)

Duration: 15′ Poetry by the composer in Spanish. Written for soprano Rachel Rosales. Performance history. In 1992, the casual meeting of an old friend in a busy city street prompted the revival of many memories, some going back to my teenage years. These intense feelings were translated to poetry in the span of two days […]

Moments of change for soprano and piano (2005)

Duration: 15′ Poetry by Margaret Atwood in English. Written for soprano Eileen strempel. Performance history. Song cycle of five songs for soprano and piano based on five poems by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. The moment from Morning in the Burned House;Habitation, More and more, It is dangerous to read newspapers, and Late night from Selected Poems 1965-1975. I. The moment illustrates the false […]