Commissioned by Austin Classical Guitar
Isabel is dedicated to Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner of the Cavatina Duo. At their request, I drew inspiration from the Sephardic Jews who lived in Spain up until the 16th Century. This piece, entitled Isabel, pays tribute to the tragic history of Isabel de los Olives y López and her persecution during the Spanish Inquisition. It draws from the Sephardic folk song Durme, durme mi linda donzella and bears witness to her struggle.