Title

Nayénezgani: (Monsterslayer) for String Quartet

Document Type

Score

Role

composer

Publication Date

1995

Abstract

One of three piano pieces. America: a prayer (6:26) ; Angelus! : (after Jiménez) (4:50) ; Old petitions (5:44) -- Pawnee preludes : for piano. The buffalo and the crow (1:18) ; The woman imitates the buffalo (1:34) ; I hear the sound of a child crying (1:08) ; Spring is opening (1:59) ; Beloved emblem : (for the left hand alone) (2:48) ; How near is the morning? (1:15) ; Old age is painful (1:28) ; The woman welcomes the warrior (2:58) ; Mad Chief mourns for his grandson (1:48) -- Nayénězgạni = "Monsterslayer" : after the Navajo legend. Exorcism (12:55) ; Cadenza (2:13) ; Dialogue (3:48) ; Scherzo (11:02) ; Dance of celebration (6:33).

Comments

Piece recorded live on February 22, 1996 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. --author-supplied description

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