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BEATI QUI LUGENT
Piece with which I have presented myself to the IX Edition of the International Competition of Sacred Music Composition FERNANDO RIELO
PART 1: THE CRY OF THE RIGHTEOUS
INVOCATION - Mt 5:4
Beati qui lugent, quoniam ipsi consolabuntur.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
REFLECTION - Sal 42:2
Lacrimae meae fuerunt mihi panes die ac nocte, dum dicitur mihi quotidie: ¿Ubi est Deus tuus?
My tears are my bread, day and night, while at all hours they ask me: Where is your God?
PART 2: THE CRY OF THE REPENTANT SINNER
INVOCATION - Mt 5:9
Beati pacifici, quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God.
REFLECTION - Sal 50:1
Domine, miserere mei. Secundum magnam, misericordiam tuam. Dele iniquitatem meam. Lavame Domine, lavame, a peccato meo munda me.
Have mercy on me, O Lord. By your great mercy, blot out my iniquity. Wash me, O Lord, wash me, cleanse me from my sin.
PART 3: THE CONSOLATION OF FAITH
INVOCATION - Ap 21:4
Et absterget Deus omnem lacrimam ab oculis eorum; et mors ultra non erit, neque luctus, neque dolor erit ultra, quoniam prima abierunt.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
REFLECTION - Mt 25:34
Tunc dicet Rex his, qui a dextris eius erunt: “Venite, benedicti Patris mei; possidete regnum paratum vobis a constitutione mundi." Amen, Aleluya, Amen.
Then the King will say to those at His right hand, "Come, you blessed of My Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Amen, Alleluia, Amen.
Winning piece (1) in the 2015 Teresian Antiphons contest.
From the presentation I made:
"It is an ostinato on the phrase "Vuestra soy para vos nací, qué mandáis hacer de mí".
The main voice, that of the sopranos, is the one sung by the assembly. It is a simple melody that begins with a quiet cadence on the note "la" in the first phrase but acquires drama as it progresses to the "qué mandáis Señor" of the fifth measure, where the anguished soul insists on asking God about his plans, because it needs to know. The sixth measure is that of calm, once peace is found.
On the ostinato, I have composed five phrases for a soloist to overlap, which is a common procedure in these cases. They are phrases taken from the poem. They can be sung or played on a solo instrument. Every one or two solos it is recommended to rest and let the chorus emerge."
YA TODA ME ENTREGUÉ
This piece was also selected among the top five (4) in the 2015 Teresian Antiphons contest.
From the presentation I made:
"This piece has a somewhat more open, more colorful character, with some chromaticisms that seek to emphasize the emotion of the beloved's monologue with the Beloved. The musical form of this piece conforms to the original poem. There is an initial refrain of 4 verses "Ya toda me entregué y dí / y de tal suerte he trocado / que mi Amado es para mí/ y yo soy para mi Amado". This refrain may be enunciated by a soloist and then repeated by the 4-part chorus. Next, a soloist (or an entire chorus string) sings each of the two stanzas, which conclude with the 3rd and 4th lines of the refrain "que mi Amado es para mí / y yo soy par mi Amado".It is here that the rest of the chorus and assembly join the soloist.
As in the other piece, I have sought to keep the Sopranos' melody, which is the Assembly's melody, simple and catchy, especially the 3rd and 4th verses which are the ones that are repeated."