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La Próxima Vez (Next Time Around)

for voice sextet

Year:  2013 Instrumentation:  SSSSAA

Year:  2013
Instrumentation  SSSSAA

Gareth Farr

Composer:   Gareth Farr

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Commissioned by Baroque Voices, La Próxima Vez is a setting of a poem by NZ/Venezuelan poet Desirée Gezentsvey. When she gave me a book of her beautiful poetry a couple of years ago, I was determined to set some of it - the opportunity finally arose when Pepe Becker approached me with this commission - I knew it was perfect. The poems are in English with Spanish translations - I chose the Spanish version for this setting as it's such a musical language, and I felt it suited the atmospheric yet emotional tone of the music.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Baroque Voices with funding from Creative New Zealand

Text note

Text by Desirée Gezentsvey

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