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Setting of Salvadoran poet Alfredo Espina's poem "Plombagina" (translation follows).  In Spanish.  Written for tenor Mario Arevalo, who sings it here:


Light and dark, the river sings!

How are you playing so much?

And the leaves with dew

They are green eyes crying!


What heavenly music

are heard in these parts;

whispers of banana trees

and wild pigeons!


Among the Gallic mountains

each thing is a lyre:

the dove that sighs

It's a madrigal with wings!

¡Claroscuro, canta y el rio! (tenor and piano)

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