transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Scatterday

Composer: Sierra Roberto

  • 92010016

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Instrumentation: picc, 2 2 3, bcl, cbcl 2, cbn; ssx, asx, tsx, barsx; 4331 euph; timp, 3-4 perc
Duration: 5'
Set of Parts: available for sale (#92010015)
Composed: 1996/2009
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.
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