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Gabriela Lena Frank

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Escaramuza (2010),
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Orchestra
Year Composed
2010
Duration
9 Minutes
Programme Note
Gabriela Lena Frank Escaramuza (2010),

Composer note:
Escaramuza, which signifies "skirmish" in the Spanish language, is inspired by the kachampa music of Andean PerĂº. Celebrating the pre-Hispanic Inca warrior, the kachampa dance is executed by athletic men who convey a triumphant, even joyful, spirit. Inspired by the kachampa dances done with fast-snapping ropes that I've witnessed in PerĂº, especially in Paucartambo during the Virgen de la Carmen festival, I've created a brightly chiseled romp in an asymmetrical 7/8 rhythm that is launched after an extended bass drum solo. Through most of Escaramuza, no section of the ensemble is allowed to rest for long, maintaining the high energy typical of kachampas.

— Gabriela Lena Frank



Performances
Date
Title
  • 11 SEP 2010
    Escaramuza (FKA: New Concert Opener for Orchestra ONLY)
    Huntsville, AL
    Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

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