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SIERRA: New Music with a Caribbean Accent


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SIERRA: New Music with a Caribbean Accent

Roberto Sierra is one of the freshest voices of recent American composition. The diverse folk traditions and popular music of the Caribbean have been in his blood since he was young, and he frequently evokes these cultures, transforming them with great sophistication. The earliest works on this recording, Conjuros and Vestigios rituales, are based upon Afro-Cuban ritual chants of the Lucumí tradition. The virtuosic Cinco bocetos for solo clarinet draws inspiration from Caribbean pop music, Catalonian folk-song, and the sound of the Puerto Rican tree frog. Like Vestigios rituales and Descarga, Sierra’s song-cycle Glosa a la sombra was written for Continuum, which has performed his music frequently and internationally since the early 1980s.

Sierra, Roberto

  Vestigios Rituales
1.   Vestigios Rituales 00:08:00

Sierra, Roberto
Traditional, lyricist(s)

2.   I. O ya ya Lumba Lumba 00:01:13
3.   II. Lube - Lube 00:01:51
4.   III. Chamalongo 00:00:56
5.   IV. Erisi Balande 00:01:18
6.   V. Ekue 00:01:52
7.   VI. Iya 00:01:53
8.   VII. Eye si 00:01:03

Sierra, Roberto

  Trio Tropical
9.   I. En Do 00:05:52
10.   II. Habanera Nocturna 00:02:43
11.   III. Intermezzo Religioso y Movimiento Perpetuo 00:08:58
  5 Bocetos
12.   I. Preludio 00:01:03
13.   II. Cancion del campo 00:02:15
14.   III. Interludio Nocturno 00:01:54
15.   IV. Cancion de la montana 00:01:11
16.   V. Final con pajaros 00:02:30
  Glosa a la Sombra
17.   Glosa a la Sombra 00:09:59
18.   Descarga 00:12:42

Total Playing Time: 01:07:13

Sierra, Roberto


Sachs, Joel


Gutierrez, Virginia; Kitsopoulos, Maria; Krakauer, David; Lang, Ellen; Sachs, Joel; Seltzer, Cheryl; Steinberg, Mark; Wu, Mia

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559263

Barcode: 0636943926321

Physical Release: 04/2007

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