Federico Mompou: Song No. 5 from Songs and Dances



Arranged for the guitar by Kazu Suwa.

Federico Mompou (1893–1987) was a Catalan composer and pianist.

Mompou was quoted as saying: “the best word is the unspoken word, as you know, I am a man of few words and a musician of few notes”.

Mompou sought his inspiration in the past such as Catalan folksongs, medieval chants and sound of the bells that he heard as a child (Mompou’s maternal family was a well-known Bell maker for many generations).

This original work Song No. 5 from Songs and Dances (Canciones y Danzas) was conceived in 1942 during a dream and dedicated to Maria Canals.