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Blue Work


Traiga Cuentos la Guitarra

for solo guitar

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  2003
Duration:  9m

Composer:   Michael Norris

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-3

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About

This work was formulated around the poem 'Milonga de dos hermanos' by Argentinan poet Jorge Luis Borges. The poem is a modern revisitation of the Cain and Abel story, wherein the Iberra brothers in the Costa Brava, a pair of prize knife-fighters (cuchilleros) finish in a murderous spat of fratricide. The opening line: Traiga cuentos la guitarra translates as, The guitar tells us tales; in this is a clear moment of truth about music and its storytelling function.

All music has something to tell us, if we want to listen to it.


Dedication note

for Michael McCartney


Contents note

1. de cuando el fiero brillaba
2. la flor de los cuchilleros
3. conte la historia hasta el fin