Cancionero amoroso

Instrumentation
Chorus (SSAATTBB) a cappella
Co-commissioned by Volti, Robert Geary, Director and Orfeón San Juan Bautista, Daniel
Alejandro Tapia Santiago and Guarionex Morales Matos, Directors.
Cancionero Amoroso (“Love [or ‘Loving’] Song Book”) is as simple and straightforward a piece as
I have written in many years. Commissioned jointly by San Francisco based Volti and San Juan, Puerto
Rico based Orfeón San Juan Bautista, the Cancionero Amoroso is a collection of five love songs in
different languages (Spanish, German, French, Italian and English). I have not attempted to do
anything profound in these pieces, other than write as beautiful music as I possibly can. These songs
are meant as honest, simple, tender celebrations of love.

1. Amor Eterno (Gustavo Adolfo Béquer)

by Volti, Robert Geary, conductor

2. Liebeslied (Reiner Maria Rilke)

by Volti, Robert Geary, conductor