Canto da Chuva (Rain Song) (1998)
(Cai, chuvinha cai (Fall, little raindrop fall))
...Commissioned by Robert Green and the Arpeggieauxs...
Type of material:
+ adapted in
20 ; 21st century
Mood of the piece:
Type of Choir:
SATB (4 mixed voices)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5):
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E):
Original text and music
Source of text:
Original text written by the composer's wife
Brazilian native rhythms and American jazz harmonies blend in this song of the lonely girl who waits for her lover as the parched earth waits for rain.