sensemaya (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-136b
  • First Line: la culebra tiene los ojos de vidrio (the snake has eyes made of glass)
  • Composer: Sid Robinovitch
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: Spanish
  • Country: Canada
  • Other: 2001 cd04
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Each of the three movements of Canciones por las Americas reflects a different aspect of Latin American culture.  Noche de lluvia (S-136a or S-220 ssaa) is the most traditional, having a definite Spanish flavor.  Sensemaya (S-136b) echoes the African heritage of the text’s Cuban author.  Olvido (S-136c) is of a more contemporary nature, expressing the inward psychological orientation of the modern world. The suite is sold in three separate octavos.  A full recording of the suite is found on CD-04.