In two afro-antillan pieces Nana para una Negrita and El Cumbancherito, Cordero employs resources and sonorities such as crossed strings, percussive blows, quarter-tones, pizzicati and harmonics. The composers intention is to evoke the sonorities of the afro-antillan culture, particularly that of the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Santo Domingo. The works are dedicated to
These two compositions for guitar solo, Pregunta and Mapeye, are both conceived in the same harmonic language. They are based on the continuous variations of a harmonic sequence known as andalusian or Phrygian cadence, which is frequently used in South-Spanish folklore. Building on this foundation, the composer has added a flamenco touch to the music.
These two songs for voice and guitar come from the writings from Gilberto Concepcion Suarez and well known Puerto Rican pop singer Danny Rivera. These pieces blend the musical orientations of classical and pop music together. Standard notation only. Full score format for voice and guitar.