La Soga, song for mezzo-soprano and piano, in Spanish, words by the composer (2006) composed for Mary Nessinger and Jeanne Golan at their request for a performance and recording project, dur. 4 min. Recorded by these artists on the Albany label (Troy 1113) “Innocence Lost.”
LA SOGA, song
Este canto es la soga / This song is a rope
que te amarra a mi pecho. / that binds you to my breast.
Este grito es la memoria / This cry the memory
de tus besos que me ahoga. / of your kisses that engulfs me.
¿Qué me has hecho? / What have you done to me?
Me entraste, me dejaste / You entered me and left me
con la triste conclusión / with the sad conclusion
tu amor fue ilusión, / that your love was an illusion,
un sueño en que mal me viste. / a fantasy in which you saw not me.
Pero tu memoria no me deja, / But your memory will not leave me,
esta soga, ¡qué duro amarra! / ah this rope, how hard it binds!
(Poem by Jorge Martín ©2006)