Daniel Catan Opera Classical Composer
Solo and Orchestra Including Voice

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Caribbean Airs (2007)

Solo Percussion and Orchestra  

solo: 3 perc


Duration: 20'00"

Premiered 26 April 2007, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Costa Mesa, CA. Carl St. Clair, conductor. 

Archival audio recording at Henry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City.      

Commissioned by Pacific Symphony Orchestra for the American Composers Festival/ Los Sonidos de México, with support of the James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.            



Mariposa de obsidiana (Obsidian Butterfly) (1984)

I Mariposa de Obsidiana

II Coro final        

Solo Voice and Orchestra             

Octavio Paz. In Spanish.

S or Mz, SATB, 3333/4331/perc/hp/str   

Duration: 26'00"

Premiered 20 October 1984, XII Festival Cervantino, Teatro Juárez, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Encarnación Vázquez, Coro Convivium Musicum, Erica Kubacsek, conductor.

Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Francisco Savín, conductor.              

Orquesta Filármonica de la Ciudad De México. Encarnación Vázquez, Coro Convivium Musicum. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor. Naxos 8557034           

Commissioned by Secretaría de Educación Pública for the 70th anniversary of Octavio Paz             



Ocaso de medianoche (The Waning at Midnight) (1977)

Solo Voice and Orchestra

Federico García Lorca. In Spanish.

S or M

3(pic)2 (+ca)Acl3(1st Ebcl, 3rd bcl)3(cbn)/433(btbn)btba1/perc/cel.hp/ str

Premiered 22 October 1979, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México. Margarita González. Asher Temkin, conductor.



Tierra Final (Final Earth) (1985)

Solo Voice and Orchestra             

Jorge Ruiz Dueñas. In Spanish.   

S, 3(pic)2(+ca)3Acl(bcl)3/43Ctpt31/perc/hp.cel/str          

Duration: 17'00"

Premiered 7 March 1986, Orquesta Filármonica de la UNAM, Mexico. María Luisa González Tamez. Enrique Diemecke, conductor.         

Facsimile edition: UNAM. Colección de música sinfónica mexicana, 1989.               

Commissioned by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for the 75th anniversary of its foundation         

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