254-Catalallanos

Life.

Work
  • 254
Name
  • Catalallanos
City and date
  • Banyoles, Març de 2011
Duration
  • 2'40
Instrumentation
  • soprano, two mezzosoprano and alto.
Texts
  • Paco Viciana
Text language
  • Català-Castellà

Work commissioned, together with its sister Discreetly, for the female voice group LES SIXTERS. 

Created to be sung a capella, without any musical instrument, with a group of six singers of four voices. The work was not well received by the same SIXTERS, and in the end they did not use it.

Set of meanings and sonorities throughout the lyrics and in the same title of the work (Catalans and Spaniards (Castellanos)) where I use those words that are written, and have a similar meaning in both Catalan and Spanish, putting it is a fact which unites the two languages, and therefore the two regions, rather than that which separates us, which is also and should not be rejected or denied.

The work combines the two languages that are actually sung at the same time, and thus the similarities between the two languages can be clearly seen.

A desire for harmony between two sister cultures.

Work still to premiere.

 

 
Catalallanos (Original version)
 
Pinta la porta pinta-la pinta-la negre,
que sigui de color color negre.
Pinta la puerta píntala de color negro,
que sea de color color negro.
 
Ja ho veus no hi ha tanta diferència entre les dues llengües.
Ya lo ves no hay tanta diferencia entre las dos lenguas.
 
Les diferències les durem fins a la tomba.
Las diferencias nos las llevamos hasta la tumba.
 
Jo pinto la porta de color color vida, que sigui de color color vida.
Yo pinto la puerta de color color vida, que sea de color color vida.
 
Vida.
Vida.
 
 
Catalallanos (English translation)
 
 
Paint the door, paint it, paint it black,
Which is colored black.
Paint the door paint it black,
Which is colored black.
 
You see, there is not so much difference between the two languages.
You see, there is not so much difference between the two languages.
 
The differences we take them to the grave.
The differences we take them to the grave.
 
I paint the door color life color, I wanted to be color life color.
I paint the door color life color, I wanted to be color life color.
 
Life.
Life.
 
 
Catalallanos (2'35):
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