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Gabriela Lena Frank

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Five Andean Improvisations (2019)
Commissioned by The New York Flute Club in commemoration of its centennial — nyfluteclub.org
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Sub Category
Piano + 1 Instrument
Year Composed
2019
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Programme Note
Gabriela Lena Frank Five Andean Improvisations (2019)
Movements:
I. Quena
II. Sombras
III. Pinkillo
IV. Chuta
V. Finale del altiplano

Composer note:
Five Andean Improvisations, for flute and piano, are musings inspired by highland Peruvian/Bolivian musical motifs. The first movement, Quena, is written as if for the traditional quena flute that bears a similarity to the Japanese shakuhachi. The second movement, Ritmos del altiplano, when the piano enters for the first time, uses a simple one-two rhythm in the piano part decorated by ornamentation and florid lines. This is followed by the third movement, Pinkillo, inspired by the light silvery small flute of the same name. Chuta follows, a bright rendition of one of the most recognized motifs of the Andes, the chuta motif with its proliferation of repeated notes. The finale, Sombras, is a short tone poem of the islands of Lake Titicaca, where the stars are so bright they cast eerie and brilliant shadows, even at night.

— Gabriela Lena Frank

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