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DOS PALABRAS by Ivo Antognini (SATB, a cappella)

Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
"DOS PALABRAS" has been released by Alliance Music Publications, Inc.
 
It's a setting of a love poem by Alfonsina Storni.
Alfonsina Storni (1892 – 1938) was born in Ponte Capriasca, a small village in Ticino (Switzerland) which is 15 km from where I live.
When she was four, her family moved to Argentina where she soon began writing poems. Alfonsina lived an unconventional and adventurous
life punctuated by difficulties and misfortunes. She was a teacher, actress, journalist, writer and single mother who faced the many challenges
and prejudices of twentieth–century Buenos Aires. In the summer of 1935, she found out that she had breast cancer and was treated with surgery,
but the disease continued to spread. In 1938, in Mar del Plata, she committed suicide by walking into the ocean and drowning.
“Dos Palabras” is an extraordinary love poem that I've translated into music, trying to preserve all the sensuality, the passion and the freshness which is evident in the poem.
 
LISTEN HERE - stunning performance by the SALT LAKE VOCAL ARTISTS conducted by Dr. Brady Allred
 
ORDER and have a look at the score
 
DOS PALABRAS's awards:
 
  • 2010 Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest – Honorable Mention
  • 2010 International Choral Composition Competition “Seghizzi” – finalist
  • 2010 International Choral Composition Contest “Guido D'Arezzo” – Honorable Mention