of Lubbock, Texas
Rimas de Amor
Spanish song cycle for voice and piano
14'25" $ 40.00 #040153 AP-344
Rimas de Amor is dedicated to John Gillas, Professor of Horn at Texas Tech University. The cycle consists of six poems by the Spanish Romantic poet, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-70). Most of the songs are through-composed except for #2 which is ternary and #1 which is strophic in form. The composer writes that it is her interest in the language and culture of the West Texas area that inspired her to select these poems for her song cycle.
Born in Odessa, Texas in 1968, Leslie Dutton received undergraduate and Masters degrees in piano, voice and choral conducting from East Texas State University, now Texas A & M. Recently she received a doctorate from Texas Tech University. She has served as staff accompanist at the University of Texas at Tyler and at Lubbock Christian University and has been assistant professor of music at Mount Olive College as well as choir director at the Mount Olive Presbyterian Church. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the College Music Society.
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