Instrumentation: picc, 2 2 3, bcl, cbcl 2, cbn; ssx, asx, tsx, barsx; 4331 euph; timp, 3-4 perc
Set of Parts: available for sale (#92010015)
Published by: Subito Music Corporation
Transcribed for Wind Ensemble by Mark Scatterday of Eastman School of Music, Alegría (in English: “Happiness”), was inspired by the playful mood and 6/8 meter pattern often found in music from Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Out of a simple pulse and simple folk-like tunes evolve a complex web of harmonies and rhythmic interactions that often times dissolve into a fast vortex of sound to resume again to the initial playful mood. The harmonies too follow a similar path of evolution: from simple consonances to colorful dissonances.