capella SATB choral
Cinco Canções Regionais Portuguesas
I. Chamarrita 1'01''
II. Tirana 1'22''
III. Eu venho da macelada 1'32''
IV. Tascadeiras do meu linho 1'12''
V. Na haste do castanheiro 1'18''
I wrote these five arrangements of portuguese folk songs in 1997 for the Ricercare Choir, who premiered them and recorded a CD. These songs were my firsts atempts in choral writing, and since then I wrote several other arrangements, not only of portuguese folk songs, but also of folk songs from other countries. These pieces are not easy to sing, due to some composition technics which, in some places, make intonation dificult, places like those in the 4th song, with parallel minor seconds echoing the dissonant motetsfrom Montpellier (ca. 1300), or the – almost – “heterophonic” canon which ends the 5th song.
(Printed full score and separate parts) – has 12 separate parts