Composer:   Stephen Hatfield
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-051-46973-4
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble 2002
R&R Chair Community Choirs

According to composer Hatfield, Son de Camaguey “is a Cuban folk song from which I have taken the refrain…and then framed it with kaleidoscope patterns of ostinati inspired by the song, and by Afro-Cuban music in general.” Notes are not hard – the challenge is getting a precise yet relaxed group rhythm going. If you can get five percussionists to find the “groove,” this piece is lots of fun for singers and audence. Duration – 3 minutes.