Monday, January 25, 2010

Piedrita de Rio, Julio A. Santillán



Piedrita de Rio, Julio A. Santillán
piece written for guitar


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about the piece.
In Julio's words, "My wife and I lost our baby about a year ago. I started to write Piedrita de Rio (little river stone or little stone from the river) for Alejandro while he was growing in my wife's belly. He died at the end of the ninth month. I finished writing the piece recently and to commemorate his first birthday, I decided to put together a video. My idea was to tell the story of my son: a little stone in a mountain river that never came out of the water. It travelled stream down, until eventually reaching the sea."

about the composer.
Julio A. Santillán is a composer and guitarist from Tucumán, Argentina. His compositions combine elements from his home land folk music, jazz improvisation and classical music. He has recorded 40 CDs, including five with his ensembles. His website is at Julio Santillán.com.

7 comments:

  1. My gosh, that is so beautiful, I'm sat here with tears streaming.

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  2. just breath taking, beautiful music

    thank you

    xx ines

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  3. Beautiful. I love guitar music as it holds a special place in my heart and family. I'm sure your musical notes float to the ears of your dearly missed baby.

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  4. So gorgeous and heartbreaking.

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  5. How very, very beautiful this is. Thank you.

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  6. It is so beautiful, and so haunting. Perfect.

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