naye-e sin (ssaattbb) (pdf only)


  • Catalog ID: S-295
  • First Line: pesh ashiki ni shli
  • Composer: J. Benjamin Jones
  • Voicing: ssaattbb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Navajo
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Canciones Del Mundo
  • Other: 2008 2008.satb
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Naye-e Sin is a musical setting of an ancient Navajo text by the same name.  Being a text that was usually sung or chanted during times of war, the subject matter is bellicose and sanguinary in nature.  The music depicts the primal pathos of the text, and a ghostly, warring aesthetic pervades this work.  It combines dramatic eurhythmic movement with singing.  An instructional a dvd of these movements is available from the publisher, order S-295DVD. A full recording is available on CD-09.

This piece was the winner of the coveted Ives Award.


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