Composer D'RIVERA, PAQUITO
Voicing/Instrument SSAA SEC W/PERC
Publisher BOOSEY & HAWKES
The title is inspired by "Tembandumba de la Quimbamba," the main character of a poem by master Puerto Rican poet, Luis Pales Matos. The music, rhythmic and driving, alternates between chanting and singing. The two soloists -- soprano and alto -- plus a pair of Cuban claves add contrast and color to this lively a cappella work. Duration: ca. 8:00.