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Nunca Olvida (Never Forget) mezzo-soprano and guitar

Poema en Forma de Canciones
Ramòn Maria de las Mercedes de Campoamor y Campoosorio (1817-1901)

Nunca olvida
Ya que este mundo abandono
antes de dar cuenta a Dios,
aquí para entre los dos
mi confesión te diré.  
Con toda el alma
perdono hasta a los que siempre he odiado.
A ti que tanto te he amado
nunca te perdonaré

Never forget
Since I am leaving this world,
And before I give my account to the Lord,
I will confess to you,
Here, between the two of us.
With all my soul I forgive those
Whom I have always hated.
You, whom I have deeply loved,
I will never forgive.

[public domain]


Click here to listen/watch Jessica Bowers and Oren Fader perform Nunca Olvida  at Sacramento State University's Festival of new American Music;

November 2019. Duration 4'

Program notes

The smoldering, high-intensity theme of Nunca Olvida (never forget): Sometimes it's easier to forgive those you hate than those you love. MR

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