• Manuel de Falla
  • La Vida Breve (1905)

  • Chester Music Ltd (Australia, Canada, Japan, South America and USA only)
  • 3332/4231/timp.perc/2hp/str
  • SATB
  • Alto, 3 Baritones, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 3 Sopranos, 2 Tenors; Alto (optional)
  • 1 hr 5 min

Programme Note


Salaud, a gypsy girl from Granada, is talking sadly to hergrandmother about the absence of her lover, Paco. Pacoarrives and seems to reaffirm his love. It is, however, adeception and when Salaud’s uncle enters and sees thecouple together, he, knowing that Paco is in fact to marry a rich girl from his own social class on the following day, tries to kill him, but the grandmother intervenes.