Tenor and chamber ensemble (1983)
Texts from Baudelaire, Celan, Huchel, Montale, Wilfrid Owen, Quasimodo, Rimbaud, Sinisgalli, Dylan Thomas, Ungaretti, and an anonymous poet of the 12th century
fl(picc.afl) - cl(ebcl.bcl) - tpt - tbn - 2perc - pno - vn - va - vc - db
First Performance: 1983, San Diego, CA, SONOR - Conductor: Bernard Rands - Tenor: Paul Sperry
In Canti del Sole Rands has created an arresting, demanding work that shimmers, blazes, and startles.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer