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A Spanish Liederbooklet

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Two magnificent (anonymous) Spanish romances from the sixteenth century, and a sly ballad provide the poetry for A Spanish Liederbooklet (1988), written for the soprano Eileen Hulse. Although the music was created as a very direct response to what the words are saying, listeners have remarked that the music ‘sounds Spanish’, and it may well be that the basic melodic and rhythmic shapes of these songs emanate from the language itself.

from notes by Judith Weir © 2006


Weir: On buying a horse & other songs
SIGCD087Download only


No 1: Romance de fonte-frida  Fonte frida, fonte frida
Track 16 on SIGCD087 [4'07] Download only
No 2: Romance de rosa fresca  Rosa fresca, rosa fresca
Track 17 on SIGCD087 [2'34] Download only
No 3: Seranilla de la zarzuela  Yo me iba, mi madre
Track 18 on SIGCD087 [2'09] Download only

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