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With the concept of “courting”, synonym of praise and admiration, the composer Chano Montes has dedicated this piece to Andalusia and its people.
“Andalusian Courting” is a chain of tender phrases expressed in a simple and vehement melodic line, like the people that inspired it, passionate and generous.
The introduction describes an Andalusian landscape at dawn. As the poetic text expresses in the version for voice and piano, it describes the valleys as a sea of vines and song, its waters a turquoise blue, land of poets like a jewel of wheat fields and orange blossom, muses and music….and mother of so many peoples that sing of it in their verse.
The theme of the verse, with the character of an orchestral “tutti”, expresses the vehemence of the homage that leads to the chorus, intimate and passionate, moved by the longing that the author felt as he composed the piece in Mexico.