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·                 Danzas Latinoamericanas / Latin American Dances

·                           I.   Otoño en Buenos Aires / Autumn in Buenos Aires

·                           II.  Pan de Azúcar / Sugar Loaf

·                           III. Atardecer Tapatío / Sunset in Guadalajara

·        Commissioned by and dedicated to Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto

·        Length: 10 to 15 minutes for all 3 movements (depending on the version)

·        Mood: festive, lyrical, Latin, energetic

·        Movements: Three movements. They can be performed as a suite or independently

·        Description: Danzas Latinoamericanas is a suite inspired by dances from Argentina (tango), Brazil (bossa nova), and Mexico (jarabe).

o   1. Otoño en Buenos Aires is a passionate tango that pays homage to the music of Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel.

o   2. Pan de Azúcar is named after the famous mountain in Rio de Janeiro. It is inspired by Brazilian bossa nova. It echoes the sensuous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Heitor Villa-Lobos. The melodies in this piece are expressive, melancholic and peaceful, with a general mood of "joyful serenity".   

o   3. Atardecer Tapatío is inspired by Mexican jarabe folk-dance music and the sound of “mariachi” bands. The music is worry-free, festive and full of life. It is a tribute to the composer’s homeland. 

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Voice + Piano (in D)

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Voice (tenor) + Piano (in E)

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Voice (soprano) + Piano (in E)

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Voice + Piano (in F)

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Voice + Piano (in F) + Bandoneon

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La Alborada de la Esperanza / The Dawn of Hope

·        Commissioned by and dedicated to French cellist Sébastien Hurtaud

·        Length: 4 minutes

·        Mood: contemplative, lyrical

·        Description: "The Dawn of Hope" is a composition about the journey from darkness to light. Just as the light of the rising sun dissipates the darkness of the night, and fills us with the promise of a bright and beautiful new day, hope and compassion give light to life's challenges and remind us that we can overcome adversity and focuses on the hope of a better future.

·        Premiere: The piano and cello version was premiered by Sébastien Hurtaud and Pamela Hurtado as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11th, 2018. The version for cello and string orchestra was premiered during the World Youth Days in Panama on January 24th, 2019. 

·        Programming notes: This piece can be performed as a suite in combination with other compositions by Elizondo. For example:

o   “The Dawn of Hope”, “Limoncello”, Crepúsculos (Twilights)

o   “The Night of the Moon”, “The Dawn of Hope”, “Cherry Blossoms”

o   “The Night of the Moon”, “The Night Flower”, “The Dawn of Hope”

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Voice (soprano or tenor) + String Ensemble / Orchestra

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice (soprano) + Piano (in G)

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice (tenor / baritone) + Piano (in G)

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice + Piano (in A)

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice + Piano (in B)

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice + Piano (in C)

SPANISH Lyrics by Rafael Z Flores

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Voice + Piano (in Bb)

SPANISH Lyrics by Patricio Mendez

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Voice + Piano (in G)

ENGLISH Lyrics by Timotheus Vermote

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Choir (a cappella)

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Choir + Piano

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Choir + String Orchestra

(Coro y orquesta)

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Canción de Cuna (Lullaby)

·        Dedicated to WCRB Boston Classical Music radio personality Laura Carlo

·        Length: 4 minutes

·        Mood: contemplative, lyrical, tender

·        Description: As the title indicates, Canción de Cuna is a tender lullaby, hence its simplicity and the composer’s choice of a tonal, lyrical and straight-forward musical language.

·        Premiere: This piece was premiered by flutist Laura Vincent and guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan in 2002 or 2003 in the Greater Boston Area. The orchestra version was created especially for Turkish flutist Sefika Kutluer and was performed for the first time in her album “Latin Romance” by Sefika, accompanied by the Bratislava Strings Orchestra, conducted by Marian Lejava. The recording took place on 2013 in Slovakia.

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Voice + Guitar

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Choir

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Princesa de Hadas (Fairy Tale Princess)

·        Commissioned by Prof. Patricio F. Mendez

·        Length: 4 minutes

·        Mood: lyrical, tender

·        Description: Princesa de Hadas was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez in 1996. The orchestral version was created for Şefika Kutluer, who has championed it around the world. The title of this piece refers to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes his beloved as a “fairy tale princess.” The musical material is deliberately simple, tonal, and lyrical, in an attempt to evoke the innocence and romanticism of the world created by the poet for his fairy tale princess.

·        Premiere: The original version of this piece was premiered in the mid 90’s in the Greater Boston Area. The orchestra version was created especially for Turkish flutist Sefika Kutluer and was performed for the first time in her album “Latin Romance” by Sefika, accompanied by the Bratislava Strings Orchestra, conducted by Marian Lejava. The recording took place on 2013 in Slovakia.

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Voice + Piano (in E)

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Voice + Piano (in F)

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Voice + Piano (in G)

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Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Grábame como un sello en tu corazón)

·        Commissioned and dedicated to Alix and Ian Fox

·        Length: 6 minutes

·        Mood: lyrical, romantic, with Baroque influences

·        Description: Originally written for organ, French horn and baritone, the piece is based on a biblical text from King Solomon’s “Song of Songs”, and was written on occasion of a wedding. The musical inspiration for the composition came from Mendelssohn’s choral piece, “Verleih uns Frieden”, and from the magnificent sound of the pipe organ in Trinity Church in Boston.

·        Premiere: The original version of this piece was premiered by baritone Gerrit Peterson, organist Ross Wood, and French horn player Fred Aldrich at Trinity Church in Copley Square in Boston on September 11th, 1999. The orchestra version was created especially for Turkish flutist Sefika Kutluer and was performed for the first time in her album “Latin Romance” by Sefika, accompanied by the Bratislava Strings Orchestra, conducted by Marian Lejava. The recording took place on 2013 in Slovakia.

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String Orchestra + Voice soloist

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Organ + French Horn + Voice soloist

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