Joelle Wallach

About this work:

Piececitos is a dramatic musical meditation on motherhood, migration and exile based on poems by Gabriella Mistral, the first Latin American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature.  Set in the original Spanish,  Piececitos’ five songs for voice, violin, cello and piano interweave Latin American dance rhythms with haunting melodies, the songs, lullabies and laments of a mother on her treacherous journey toward refuge.  

 Piececitos uses traditional musical patterns and pre-existing quotations to blend or contrast with newly composed elements/   Folkloric wisdom, generational and cultural ties clash in the inner voice of a mother’s as she struggles toward elusive refuge for her children.

Year composed: 2018
Duration: 00:13:00
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Voice with Chamber/Jazz Ensemble, 2-5 Players
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Cello, 1 Soprano

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