084-Lorca (Show)

Oh Garden!

  • 084
  • Lorca
  • Banyoles, Setembre de 1998
  • 30'
  • -bariton, violin, piano and rhapsody (original) -contralt, flute, piano and rhapsody
  • Federico García Lorca
  • Castellà
  • Girona, Auditori Narcís de Carreras 2 de Desembre de 1998 Veu: Josep Mª Saguer Violí: Mª Victoria Fernández Rapsoda: Santi Falcon Piano: Paco Viciana

Dramatic work about 20 poems of the book "Suites", from andalusian poet Federico García Lorca, on the occasion of  commemorating the centenary of his birth in 1998.

Inspired in his wonderful poems, each better, I did this poetic-musical work about poems of the great Grenadian playwright for baritone, violin, rhapsody and piano, in original version in the show Homeage concert to Lorca, and later I changed baritone by a contralto, and the violin by the flute, and with this group we premiered the show Lunatics in 2002 and in 2014.

 

 

I have extracted versions from different parts of the work for other instrumental and vocal groups:

 


Federico García Lorca

 

The work starts with this clear exposition of intentions:

(Original version)
¡Tanto vivir!
¿Para qué? El sendero es aburrido
y no hay amor bastante.
Tanta prisa. ¿Para qué?
Para tomar la barca que va a ninguna parte.
¡Amigos míos, volved!
¡Volved a vuestro venero! No derraméis el alma
en el vaso de la Muerte.

(English translation)
So much to live!
For what? The trail is boring
and the isn't enough love.
So much hurry. For what?
To take the boat that goes nowhere.
My friends, come back!
Return to your poison! Shed no soul
in the glass of Death.

 

Over the work I combine different possibilities that allow me the four "actors" of the work: the solist voice, the melodic instrument, the piano and the rhapsode, to get a shocking end where the poet himself, as he knews the conditions of his dramatic death on hand of the fascists, who murdered him during spanish civil war, says: 

(Original version)
¡Oh qué gran muchedumbre, invisible y renovada,
la que viene a este jardín a descansar para siempre!
Cada paso en la Tierra
nos lleva a un mundo nuevo. Cada pie lo apoyamos
sobre un puente colgante.
Comprendo que no existe el camino derecho.
Sólo un gran laberinto de encrucijadas múltiples.
Constantemente crean
nuestros pies al andar inmensos abanicos
de senderos en germen.
¡Oh jardín de las blancas teorías! ¡Oh jardín
de lo que no soy pero pude y debí haber sido!

(English translation)
Oh what a great crowd, invisible and renewed,
which comes to this garden to rest forever!
Each step on Earth
takes us to a new world. We support each foot
on a suspension bridge.
I understand that there is no right way.
Just a big maze of multiple crossroads.
Constantly create
our feet when walking huge fans
of germ trails.
Oh garden of white theries! Oh garden
what I am not but could and should have been!

 

   

Work included in the shows:

 

Lorca (version for contralto, flute, piano and rhapsody-LUNATICS)-2002 (29'55):

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  • Voice: Glòria Garcés
  • Flute: Esteve Zulet
  • Rhapsody: Marta López
  • Piano: Paco Viciana

Concert at the Viader auditorium of Girona on June 5, 2003

 

 

Lorca (original version for baritone, violin, piano and rhapsody)-1998 (32'55):

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  • Voice: Josep Mª Saguer
  • Violin: Mª Victoria Fernández
  • Rhapsody: Santi Falcon
  • Piano: Paco Viciana

Concert at the auditorium Narcís de Carreras of Girona on December 2, 1998

 

During the years of collaboration in the program of Catalunya Ràdio "El pont de les formigues" direced by Martí Gironell, I interpreted many times parts of this work:

 

-Herbarios (2'33):

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-Mediterranean - two versions (1'57 - 1'59):

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-Reaction (1'35) 

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  • Piano: Paco Viciana