Sensemaya (#2 from Canciones Por Las Americas)

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Sid Robinovitch
SATB a cappella
Each of the three movements of Canciones por las Americas reflects a different aspect of Latin American culture.  Noche de lluvia (S-136a or S-220 ssaa) is the most traditional, having a definite Spanish flavor.  Sensemaya (S-136b) echoes the African heritage of the text's Cuban author.  Olvido (S-136c) is of a more contemporary nature, expressing the inward psychological orientation of the modern world. The suite is sold in three separate octavos.