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Chamber Ensemble

Posted By On 01 Mar 2019

soprano & alto saxophone, accordion 9′

 

Commissioner

Esma Sulejmanagić and Belma Kahrović, Yvon Arts

First Performer

Yvon Arts, Kim Hoogvliet and Pieternel Berkers, Fontys Music Academy, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 28th of January 2011

Related work

  • ‘Four Duo Etudes’ for flute and alto saxophone
  • ‘Charlas’ for two identical saxophones

Publisher

Guillermo Lago
Score (PDF) available on this website € 20,-

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Movements

  1. Doodoowahwah
  2. Milonga para Joep
  3. Fonky Donkey
  4. Baile para Toertje

Program notes

Lago wrote the “Four Duo-Etudes” at the request of two musicians from the ‘Winds Of Change’: flutist Esma Sulejmanagić and saxophonist Belma Kahrović. It is one of very few pieces for this combination, strangely enough because these two wind-instruments have a lot in common. ‘Doodoowahwah’ is a virtuoso minimalist etude, the ‘Milonga para Joep’ is a Piazzolla-styled slow etude (dedicated to Lago’s oldest son), ‘Fonky Donkey’ is a 70-ties funk etude en the ‘Baile para Toertje’ a ‘Balkan’-style dance (dedicated to Lago’s youngest son). The Etudes are fun pieces, written to learn and enjoy. In 2010 Lago rewrote the Etudes for Trio at the request of saxophonist Yvon Arts for a combination of soprano and alto saxophone and accordion.

Different instrumental combinations available, contact the composer.