Weaving variations – Hyo-shin Na

weaving variations
weaving variations


Instrumentation : 2 Violins
Price : 14,80 €
Order-# : 2021031765
Level : Contemporary Music


Weaving Variations (after Victor Jara’s Angelita Huenumán)
for two violins (2020)
by Hyo-shin Na

Victor Jara (1932 – 1973) was a Chilean musician – I first heard his song “Angelita Huenumán” back in the 1980s. Angelita Huenumán was a weaver who lived with a young son and 5 dogs on a little farm. I was struck particularly by the beauty of this part of the text:

By the light of a window
Angelita weaves her life.
Her hands dance among the threads
like the little wings of the chincol,
it’s a miracle how she weaves a flower,
giving it its aroma, too.
On your looms, Angelita,
are time, tears, and sweat;
there are the forgotten hands
of this, my creative people.