Catalogue No: M051659814
Shop Product Code: 201420P
Status: Usually despatched within 7 working days
Subtitle: from Islas y Montañas
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
The score contains two distinctly different compositions; an exercise in pure thythm and a memorial to a Cuban composer. The first selection, Tocata, layers various rhythmic figures and timbres in the development of an exciting excursion into Cuban rhythms. In addition to a variety of Latin percussion instruments, other band members contribute by stomping the feet and clapping the hands, tapping stands with pencils, and rattling house and car keys. These various sounds are layered into ten or more separate choirs, and the timbres not only combine to create new textures, but the physical space and direction are important effects as well.
La Tumba uses standard band instrumentation to generate polychordal and polyrhythmic effects. The piece opens in a slow, sombre mood, and the chant-like texture has harmonies expanded with added major seconds. The concluding section is more optimistic as the theme takes on an energetic, syncopated style.