Vocal Works

  ART SONGS  
     
 

Andando de Noche Sola: a Song Cycle (in one movement), 1977
Text by Juan Antonio Corretjer (used by permission).


 
  Premiered by Diana Villafañe and Raymond Torres-Santos at the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture as part of the American Music Week (1978). Subsequently, performed as part of the Pacific Rim Composer Forum (April 1996) and by Ilca López at the Casals Conservatory of Music, San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 1996). Other performances include those by Susan González and Raymond Torres-Santos at Hunter College, New York (April 2001); Eva de la O and Raymond Torres-Santos at the Luis A. Ferre Performance Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 2002) and at the Museo del Barrio (December 2003); and Lynn Vardaman and Sachiko Kato at the Storm King Festival (November 2003).  
     
  Version 1 - 1977
Also published in: La Cancion de Arte de Puerto Rico (An anthology of Art Songs from Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico: Asociación Nacional de Compositores de Puerto Rico, 1986), pp. 17-24
 
  Inst.: High Voice and Piano  
  Duration; 10 min.  
 

 

 
  Version 2 - 2003  
  Inst.: Voice, Fl (1), Cl (1), Hn (1), Piano (1), Perc (1), and Strings  
  Duration: 7:21 min.  
     
  Aves, Ecos, Alientos y Sonido - 2005  
  Text by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (from Scene V of Loa 374) (used by permission).  
     
  Premiered by Cherry Dunn and Susan Fleming (sopranos) and Raymond Torres-Santos (piano) at the 7th Latina Writers' International Congress at Hostos College of the City University of New York (November 16, 2005). Also performed by Dunn and Fleming at Tennessee University (April 2006), by Lindsay González and Taylor Chan, sopranos at the Geralid R. Daniel Recital Hall, CSU Long Beach, California (2011).  
  Inst.: Two sopranos (S-MS) and piano  
  Duration: 5 min  
     
  Converstation with Silence - 1999  
  Text by Miguel Algarín (used by permission).  
     
  Commissioned by the New Jersey Chamber Music Society for its 25th Anniversary. Performed by the New Jersey Chamber Music Society at the Luis A. Ferre Performance Arts Center (April 1999), Hunter College in New York City (April 2001) and the Ibero-American Arts Festival (June 2004) at the Luis A. Ferre Performance Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico all under the direction of Raymond Torres-Santos.  
  Version 1  
  Inst.: High Voice (1), Flute (1)(also Piccolo, Alto Flute and Recorder), Cl (1), Guitar (1), Double Bass (1), Percussion (1), and Piano.  
     
  Version 2  
  Inst.: High Voice and Piano  
  Duration: 9 min.  
     
    I. Prelude (ensemble) 1:29    
    II. First Conversations (voice and ensemble) 3:00    
    III. Interlude (ensemble) 0:53    
    IV. Last Conversations (voice and ensemble) 4:51    
     
  O Sick Rose - 1986  
  Text by William Blake  
     
  Premiered by John Johnson and Raymond Torres-Santos at UCLA, Los Angeles (May 1986).  
  Inst.: Baritone and Piano  
  Duration: 2 min.  
     
  Music - 1986  
  Text by Shelley  
     
  Premiered by Lucinda Katurian and Raymond Torres-Santos at UCLA, Los Angeles (May 1986).  
  Inst.: Soprano and Piano  
  Duration: 2 min.  
     
     
  CHORAL  
     
  Al Padre, 2003
Text by Luis Muñoz Marin (used by permission).
 
  Commissioned by the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation and performed by the Puerto Rico Symphony under the direction of Raymond Torres-Santos at the Luis A. Ferre Performance Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 2003).  
  Inst.: Tenor (1), Mixed Chorus (SATB), Picc (1), Fls (2), Obs (2), Cls (2), Bs (2), Hns (4), Tps (3), Tbs (3), Tuba (1), Harp (1), Piano (1), Percussion (Timp + 3), and Strings.  
Duration: 12 min.
 
  Bella estrella: A Christmas Carol, - 1977
Text by Vilma Maldonado (used by permission).
Winner of the Alfredo Romero Award in San Juan, Puerto Rico (December 1977).
 
  Premiered by the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music Chorus. Other performances include those by the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (December 1989-2000) and the Boricua College Chorus (December 2007). .  
  Version 1 - 1977 (revised in 1990)
Inst.: High Voice, Mixed Chorus (SATB) and Piano

Version 2 (orch.) - 1989
Inst.: High Voice, Mixed Chorus (SATB), Fl (1), Ob (1), Cl (1), Bs (1), Hn (1), Celesta (1), Harp (1), Percussion (1), and Strings.
 
Duration: 3:02 min.
 
  Elegía de reyes: A Christmas Cantata, 1981  
  Text by Virgilio Dávila (used by permission).  
     
  Commissioned by the Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Premiered by the University Symphonic Band, Chorus, Rondalla and Soloists at a Christmas Concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico (December 1981). Subsequently, performed by same ensemble (December 1982 and 1993).  
     
  Inst.: Narrator, Soprano Solo, Mixed Chorus (SATB), Rondalla or Tuna (an ensemble of string instruments, such as: Spanish Guitars, Mandolins, Cuatros, and Voices), Saxophones [A, A, T, T, B], Fls (2), Cls (2), Tps (3), Tbs (3), Piano (1), Elect Bass (1), Elect Gt (1), Drum Set (1) and Percussion (1)  
  Duration: 17:02 min.  
     
    I. Introducción 2:00    
    II. Ah! Nuestro gran día... 3:00    
    III. Llora! Llora, corazón...! 2:00    
    IV. Interludio 1:00    
    V. Ya se fue la tradición! 4:00    
    VI. Asoma ya el seis de enero 3:00    
    VII. Postludio 2:02    
     
  Esta es toda mi historia, a Cantata, op. 12 - 1979  
  Text by Luis Palés Matos, from Topografía (used by permission).  
     
  Premiered by the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Chorus and Orchestra, at the University of Puerto Rico Theater, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1979).  
  Inst.: Mixed Chorus (SATB), Fls (2), Obs (2), Cls (2), Bs (2), Tps (3), Hns (4), Tbs (3), Harp (1), Piano (1), Percussion (3), and Strings.  
  Duration: 6:43 min  
     
  Gwakia Baba, 1988  
  Text: Taino Indian reconstructed by Cayetano Coll y Toste (with phonetic translation).  
     
  Premiered by the UCLA Chorus under the direction of Don Weiss at the Schoenberg Hall as part of the New Music Series (1981).  
  Inst.: Two Mixed Choruses (SS, AA, TT, BB)  
  Duration: 2:15 min  
     
  Jersey Polyphony, 2000  
  Commissioned by the American Composers Forum in Minnesota under the Continental Harmony: A Musical Celebration of the New Millenium.  
     
  Premiered by the Newark Boys Choir and the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club at Morristown, New Jersey, under the direction of Donald Morris (January 2002). Also performed by the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus at the Taipei National Theater, under the direction of Raymond Torres-Santos (July 2001).  
     
  Inst.: Children's Chorus (SA), Male Chorus (TB) or Mixed Chorus, and Piano.  
  Duration: 16 min.  
     
    I. Body Bee Calling (text by Miguel Algarín) (used by permission) 3:00    
    II. What's New? (text by Miguel Algarín) (used by permission) 5:03    
    III. Oh They Never, You Thot (text by Amiri Baraka) (used by permission) 3:47    
    IV. Somos la America (text by Juan Roure) (used by permission) 4:10    
     
  Juris Oratorio, 2001  
     
  Commissioned by the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Premiered by the University Choir under the direction of Carmen Acevedo (January 2001). Also performed by the Taipei Philharmonic in Taiwan under the direction of Raymond Torres-Santos at the Taipei National Theater (July 2001).  
     
  Inst.: Mixed Chorus (SATB), and Piano  
  Duration: 18 min.  
     
    I. Qué cosa es justicia (from Código Españoles – Códigos de las Siete Partidas) 5:32    
    II. Qué es estudio (text by Miguel Algarín) 4:10    
    III. Sobre la defensa de los abogados (from Código Españoles – Códigos de las Siete Partidas) 3:46    
    IV. Nulli Vendimus (from Carta Magna) 4:18    
     
  Pastores a Belén, 1984 (traditional text) (arrangement)  
  To Bethlehem the Shepherds Go (arrangement)

Performed by the Puerto Rico Symphony at the Luis A. Ferre Performance Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1989-2000). Also performed by the Pacific Symphony at the Santa Ana Theater under the direction of Lucas Richman (April 1990) and the North Massachusetts Philharmonic under the direction of Michelle Graveline (December 2000).
 
Version I - 1984
Inst.: Chorus (SATB) and Piano
 
Version 2 - (orch) 1989
Inst.: Mixed Chorus (SATB), Fl (1), Cl (1), Ob (1), Bs (1), Hn (1), Cel (1), Hp (1), Percussion (1), and Strings
 
Version 3 - 1989
Inst.: Brass obbligato [Tps (2), Tbs (2), Tuba (1)], Fl (1), Cl (1), Ob (1), Bs (1), Hn (1), Cel (1), Hp (1), Percussion (1), and Strings
Duration: 4:14 min.
 
  Requiem, 1995  
  Traditional Sacred Latin Text (additional text by the composer).  
     
 

Premiered at the Union Church of San Juan, Puerto Rico (April 1995) and subsequently performed at the Saint Mark Church in Albuquerque, New México (March 2001), both under the direction of José Daniel Flores. Also performed by the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus at the Taipei National Theater under the direction of Raymond Torres-Santos (July 2001), the Warsaw Conservatory of Music Orchestra and Chorus in Poland under the direction of Chiu Chen-Huai (May 2002) and the Vero Beach Church Orchestra and Chorus (2007), and Pro Musica, Albany, New York (2015) under the direction of José Daniel Flores. Recorded on RTS Music CD-1.

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  Inst.: Sop (1), Bar (1), Mixed Chorus (SATB), Children´┐Żs Chorus (SA), Fl (1 or 2), (Picc), Ob (1 or 2), (E Hn), Cl (1 or 2), Bs (1 or 2), Hn (1) or 4 (optional), Tps (3) (optional), Tbs (3) (optional), Harp (1), Piano (1), Org (1), Perc (1), and Strings.  
  Duration: 35 min.  
     
    I. Introit 5:37    
    II. Kyrie 2:55    
    III. Domine Jesu Christe 4:59    
    IV. Sanctus 4:07    
    V. Pie Jesu 4:42    
    VI. Agnus Dei 3:38    
    VII. Lux Aeterna 3:22    
    VIII. Libera Me 4:43    
    IX In Paradisum (Prayer) 3:52    
     
  Welcome to Our House, 2006  
  Text by Jeannette Adams, Pamela Malone and Johanna Young (used by permission).  
     
  Commissioned by the St. Mark's Church in commemoration of its 75th Anniversary. Premiered by the Church's choir in Teaneck, New Jersey (September 2005).  
  Inst.: Mixed Chorus [ST/AB] and Piano  
  Duration: 5 min  
     
 
CHILDREN'S SONGS
 
  Santa Regina  
Traditional Sacred Latin text (public domain)
Used in the soundtrack of the films, 500 Years of Evangelization and San Juan 2000. Traditional Text.
 
Version 1 - 1994
Inst.: Children or Female Chorus (SSA) 
Version 2 - 2000
Inst.: Organ solo
Duration: 3:02 min.
     
  Seven Children's Songs, 1980  
  Text by Vilma Maldonado (used by permission).  
  Inst.: Voice and Piano  
  Duration: 11 min.  
     
    I. Viejitas solares 2:00    
    II. Duermete mi niño 1:00    
    III. Cuántas son? 2:00    
    IV. Danzan amapolas 1:00    
    V. Duermete niño 2:00    
    VI. Dime bien 1:00    
    VII. Buscando el sueño 2:00    
     
  Song of the Ñustas, 1984  
Text: Traditional Quechua language (with phonetic translation) (public domain) (translation by Mercedes Quinto).
 
Inst.: Childre's Chorus (SSA) and Piano
Duration: 2 min.
 
Tierra de mi corazón, 1996
Text by Juan Antonio Corretjer (used by permission)
 
Inst.: Voice solo, Children's Chorus (SA), Handbells, Piano, and Guitars (optional).
Duration: 3 min.