Roger Bourland: Small but fateful victory

RB | secular,women's | Thursday, April 26th, 2007

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Here is the final movement from ALARCON MADRIGALS, BOOK 1, called “A small but fateful victory” for women’s chorus. This movement has been the most popular of the set. It deals with a small rebellion from the women in the family where the father ends up doing the dishes – a small, but FATEFUL victory. The poem is by Francisco X. Alarcon and the story comes from his childhood growing up in Los Angeles.
There is some metrical trickiness but the meters follow the text, so once the chorus makes that connection, it’s easy.

I’ve also composed two other sets: Alarcon Madrigals, Book 2, and Alarcon Madrigals, Book 3.

This performance is by Muse, Cathy Roma, Artistic Director

[audio:http://yrmusic.com/audio/bourland.roger/a.small.but.fateful.victory.mp3]

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