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Sonetos Sagrados for Woodwind Quintet and Voice

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Extremely well set”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Hector Campos Parsi wrote these Sacred Sonnets in 1986 for the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage of discovery and they are based on Spanish songs from the 16th and 17th centuries. As you may expect, the harmony has been given a modern twist but the instrumental writing has a rhythmic unity which enables the voice to carry through the textures. The vocal part can be sung by either a soprano or a tenor, and is mostly very lyrical in nature. The sonnets have been extremely well set and this is a work which will delight all those who encounter it.

From the Publisher

A leading composer of Puerto Rico, Campos Parsi (1925-1998) wrote this work for woodwind quintet and Spanish voice (soprano or tenor) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. This challenging five movement recital piece is a fusion of modern composition with old world Spanish Renaissance poetry and musical styles.

Difficulty guide: 8-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. No me mueve, mi Dios - To love you, my God
  2. Siguiendo va - the stone falls
  3. O dulces prendas - Oh, sweet jewels
  4. Contento, amor y paz - contentment
  5. Levantate y despierta - Rise and awake

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: French Horn
  • Part 5: Bassoon
Category: Music for Wind Quintet
Publisher: International Opus
Publisher's reference: WW5-0110
Our Stock Code: 1093797
Media Type: Paperback (31 pages [score])

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