• Gabriela Lena Frank
  • Las cinco lunas de Lorca (The Five Moons of Lorca, for men's chorus and piano) (2016)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Commissioned by Oakland–East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus

  • pf
  • TTBB
  • 5 min

Programme Note

Composer note
Utilizing an original text by my longtime collaborator, playwright Nilo Cruz, The Five Moons of Lorca lyrically describes the shooting death of dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) at the hands of Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Hints of Spanish folksong, which García Lorca passionately championed contrary to the decree of the Franco dictatorship, are featured throughout.

— Gabriela Lena Frank

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