Canto General

Oratorio

Mikis Theodorakis

Year

1972


Duration

115'


Movements

I. Algunas Bestias; II. Voy a Vivir; III. Los Libertadores; IV. Viennen Los Pajaros; V. La United Fruit. Co.; VI. Vegetaciones; VII. Emiliano Zapata; VIII. Sandino; IX. Lautaro; X. Amor America; XI. A mi Partido; XII. America insurrecta; XIII. Neruda Requiem Eternam


Instrumentation

mezzo-soprano, lyrical baritone - 3 flute (or 3 bouzouki), timpani, percussion (5), 3 guitar (III=12-string), piano (2), bass guitar (or double bass)


Genre

Guitar in the Orchestra


Text/Libretto

Pablo Neruda


Publisher

Edition Romanos


Comment

A version for symphony orchestra (1998) also exists. That version is without guitar.


Source

Schott catalog;