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Y Comienzo a Bailar. "And I Begin To Dance". Elizabeth Alexander. Choir sheet music. Piano Accompaniment sheet music. Intermediate.

Translation

And start to dance. "And I Begin To Dance". Elizabeth Alexander. Choir sheet music. Piano Accompaniment sheet music. Intermediate.

Original

Y Comienzo a Bailar. "And I Begin To Dance". composed by Elizabeth Alexander. For SATB choir and piano. Collegiate Repertoire, Community Chorus, Concert Music. Choral-Seasonal-Dia de los Muertos, Funeral & Memorial Services, Grief & Loss. Moderate. Text language. Spanish. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Seafarer Press. SF.SEA-084-01. With Text language. Spanish. Choral-Seasonal-Dia de los Muertos, Funeral & Memorial Services, Grief & Loss. An intimate and loving portrait of one woman as she prepares for and celebrates Dia de los Muertos, Mexico's Day of the Dead. A significant soprano solo binds this poignant narrative together, expressing the grief and joy that are at the heart of this communal feast. Commissioned by First Unitarian Universalist Church. Joseph Mish conductor. Rochester, MN. Original English text. Preparing the room for guests, I wipe the table clean, the cloth in my hands a soft grave for what is now dust. All around me, every ledge and corner harbors a small cemetery. Later, when the shadows of our mothers and fathers arrive, words tumble helplessly from our mouths. we love you, we miss you, we remember you. We hold out our hands, offering bread, chocolate, our garden's tenderest gifts. The shadows neither answer us nor eat, but smile in the imperceptible way the dead always smile - so that suddenly the tomatos gleam bright in the blue bowl, the wet salt on our lips crackles, the wind's caress within us is cooler and sweeter, and. certain that the musicians have finally arrived. I rise from my chair and start to dance. Copyright 2010 by Composer Elizabeth Alexander. All rights reserved. Spanish text. Al preparar la habitacion para los invitados, sacudo la mesa, el pano en mis manos, un sepulcro suave el cual ahora es polvo. Alrededor de mi, cada repisa y rincon alberga un pequeno cementerio. Mas tarde, cuando las sombras de nuestras madres y padres llegan, de nuestras bocas caen palabras en vano. los amamos, los extranamos, los recordamos. Extendemos nuestras manos ofreciendo pan, chocolate, los regalos mas bondadosos de nuestros jardines. Las sombras no nos responden, ni comen, pero sonrien de forma imperceptible, como siempre sonrie la muerte - de modo que repentinamente los tomates brillan en el tazon azul. la sal humeda sobre nuestros labios cruje. la caricia del viento dentro de nosotros es mas fresca y mas dulce, y. seguro que los musicos han llegado por fin. me levanto de mi silla y comienzo a bailar. Copyright 2010 Compositora Elizabeth Alexander. Todos los derechos reservados.

Translation

And start to dance. "And I Begin To Dance". composed by Elizabeth Alexander. For SATB choir and piano. Collegiate Repertoire, Community Chorus, Concert Music. Choral-Seasonal-Dia de los Muertos, Funeral. Moderate. Text language. Spanish. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Seafarer Press. SF.SEA-084-01. With Text language. Spanish. Choral-Seasonal-Dia de los Muertos, Funeral. An intimate and loving portrait of one woman as she prepares for and celebrates Dia de los Muertos, Mexico's Day of the Dead. A significant soprano solo binds this poignant narrative together, expressing the grief and joy that are at the heart of this communal feast. Commissioned by First Unitarian Universalist Church. Joseph Mish conductor. Rochester, MN. Original English text. Preparing the room for guests, I wipe the table clean, the cloth in my hands a soft grave for what is now dust. All around me, every ledge and corner harbors a small cemetery. Later, when the shadows of our mothers and fathers arrive, words tumble helplessly from our mouths. we love you, we miss you, we remember you. We hold out our hands, offering bread, chocolate, our garden's tenderest gifts. The shadows neither answer us nor eat, but smile in the imperceptible way the dead always smile - so that suddenly the tomatos gleam bright in the blue bowl, the wet salt on our lips crackles, the wind's caress within us is cooler and sweeter, and. certain that the musicians have finally arrived. I rise from my chair and start to dance. Copyright 2010 by Composer Elizabeth Alexander. All rights reserved. Spanish text. In preparing the room for guests, I shake the table, the cloth in my hands, a soft tomb which is now dust. Around me, every shelf and corner houses a small cemetery. Later, when the shadows of our mothers and fathers come from our mouths fall in vain words. we love you, we miss you, we remember. We extend our hands offering bread, chocolate, the most caring gifts from our gardens. The shadows do not respond to us, nor eat, but Smiling imperceptibly, as always smiles death - so suddenly tomatoes shine in blue bowl. the wet salt on our lips creaks. the caress of the wind inside us is fresher and sweeter, and. sure the musicians have finally reached. I get up from my chair and start dancing. Copyright 2010 Compositora Elizabeth Alexander. All rights reserved.