Tenor and orchestra (1983)
Texts from Baudelaire, Celan, Huchel, Montale, Wilfrid Owen, Quasimodo, Rimbaud, Sinisgalli, Dylan Thomas, Ungaretti, and an anonymous poet of the 12th century
3 - 2 - 3 - 2 3 - 3 - 3 - 0 3perc(tam-t, mar, vib, xyl, sizzle cyms, s.d, almglocken, tom-t, bngs, temp bl, tub bells, maracas, clav) 2hp cel - eorg - pno str(10.10.8.6.4 minimum)
First Performance: 1983, New York, NY, New York Philharmonic - Conductor: Zubin Mehta - Tenor: Paul Sperry
Pulitzer Prize-winning Canti del Sole is a noble and exultant paean to the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual states of man.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Canti del Sole is a magnificent accomplishment. Rands' sensitivity to texts and their various heritages is stunning.
The Baltimore Sun