New Composers! New Titles!
Cayambis Music Press is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of our first call for compositions. The dozens of compositions that were submitted by March 15 were placed in the hands of our editorial committee, who, during the months of March, April and May, gave full consideration to the works of each composer. As a result, contracts were proffered to six composers, of whom, five, the Argentines Federico Echave, Federico Núñez and Adriana Verdié, Colombian Alba Triana and Peruvian Alvaro Ponce de León, have signed with the company. Each brings exciting new works that are currently being added to our catalog. The sixth contract, with Alvaro Zúñiga, of Peru, is expected to be signed as soon as copyright clearance has been secured from the librettist of his chamber opera for tenor and mixed quartet, El último salto de Nijinksy (Nijinsky's Last Jump).
We would like to not only thank all of the composers who submitted compositions for review, but especially the members of our editorial committee for their hard work and dedication. It's no easy task to evaluate so many works in such varied formats, but they applied themselves fully to the task, thereby contributing to the success of this effort.
These are just a few of the new titles that have been added to our catalog during the past several weeks: Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet, by Argentine composer Federico Echave; Demian Galindo's Chacala for mixed quintet and Cantos veloces, by Venezuelan composer Luis Ernesto Gómez. A number of other compositions, such as Miguel Santaella's Praeludium for soprano and mixed ensemble and Ceremonial No. 2 for flute choir by Luis Pérez Valero, are currently in preparation and should be ready for inclusion to the CMP catalog by the end of this month.