Composer
AMAYA
Title
El Sentir de Maria Lionza
Instrumentation
flute, 2 violins, viola, cello
Publisher
LaFi Publsihers Ltd
Grade
4
Product Code
31L200000002
El Sentir de Maria Lionza composed in 2004 by Efrain Amaya for flute, two violins, viola, and cello; parts and score in three movements 1. El Mensajero (the Messenger) 2. El Rio (The River) 3. Pieles de Metal (Metal Skins) It is based on the Venezuelan magical myth of Maria Lionza, the daughter of a native Indian chief, and is a reflective response to the socio-political crisis that exists in modern-day Venezuela.

Translated, the title is The Sentiment of Maria Lionza. She was the daughter of a native Indian chief, something to do with the legend, something to do with a queen, or something magic. This piece comes to be as a reflective response to the socio-political crisis that invades Venezuela at this time. This is a time of unrest as it was at the time of the Spanish Conquest, when this legend takes place. Movements are entitled: El Mensajero, El Rio, and Pieles de Metal. Duration 13'30'.