Quaraí Chapel


By Frederick Frahm. Music for organ and strings.


“Quaraí Chapel” (2008) was inspired by the church ruin at El Misión Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac (Quaraí) in the Salinas Pueblo Monuments in Northern New Mexico.

This meditative and moving piece was inspired by the painstaking building processes of Quaraí’s monumental architecture. It is a synchronicity of faith and cultures.  But its creators’ aspiration to birth an inhabitable domain could not be attained.

Score and parts included.

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