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·                 Danzas Latinoamericanas

·                           I.   Otoño en Buenos Aires (Autumn in Buenos Aires)

·                           II.  Pan de Azúcar (Sugar Loaf)

·                           III. Atardecer Tapatío (Sunset in Guadalajara)

Duration: 10 minutes total (each movement is approximately 3 minutes long)

All movements can be performed independently

Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) was originally commissioned by Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto. It is based on some of the national dances of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico respectively.

·        Otoño en Buenos Aires, is indebted to the concert-style tangos of Astor Piazzolla, as well as the extraordinary songs of Carlos Gardel. 

·       Pan de Azúcar is named after the famous mountain in Rio de Janeiro. It echoes the sensuous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the exuberant vitality of the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos.

·        Atardecer Tapatío is inspired by Mexican folk-dance music and the sound of “mariachi” bands. It is a tribute to the composer’s homeland. 

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String Orchestra + English Horn soloist

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Cello + Viola + Violin + Bassoon

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Cello + Alto Saxophone

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Cello + Piano + Alto Saxophone

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Cello + Piano + Tenor Saxophone

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Cello + Piano + Clarinet in Bb

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Violin + Piano + Alto Saxophone

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Violin + Alto Saxophone

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Clarinet + Piano

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Bassoon solo

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Bassoon + Alto Saxophone

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Alto Saxophone solo

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Alto Saxophone + Accordion

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Reed Quintet

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La Alborada de la Esperanza (The Dawn of Hope)

Duration: 4 minutes

The inspiration for this composition is the journey from darkness to light that happens when someone faces a challenging situation and is able to turn around and focus on a more positive future to come. Even though there is some struggle and melancholy in this journey, it gets transformed into hope. The result is a surprisingly luminous composition. It's a very tonal and lyrical and it is dedicated to French cellist Sébastien Hurtaud. The piano and cello version was premiered by Sébastien Hurtaud and Pamela Hurtado as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11th, 2018. The version for cello and string orchestra was premiered during the World Youth Days in Panama on January 24th, 2019. 

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Oboe soloist + String Orchestra

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Clarinet + Piano

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Oboe + Piano

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English Horn solo

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English Horn + Piano

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Bassoon + Piano

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Alto Saxophone + Piano

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Alto Saxophone + Cello + Piano

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Die Nachtblume (The Night Flower) (La Flor Nocturna)

Duration: 2 minutes and 40 seconds

The composer was inspired by the poems of Baron Joseph von Eichendorff, and in particular, with the idea of the delicate and elusive “blue flower” that represents the balance of humanity with nature and spirituality. This piece attempts to provide a musical commentary about the ephemeral beauty and significance of The Night Flower (Die Nachtblume).

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Cello & Oboe

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Crepúsculos (Alpenglow)

Duration: 4 minutes

Alpenglow is a specific type of twilight, consisting of a magical pinkish or orange light that appears at the top of the Alps right before the sun goes down. The piece is sweet but melancholic, with some elements of minimalist and impressionist inspiration. The piano plays a "moto perpetuo" for most of the piece. The ethereal melodic line sometimes floats above the piano accompaniment and sometimes joins it in its perpetual motion. This composition is dedicated to Sefika Kutluer.

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String Orchestra (with piano) + Alto Saxophone soloist

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String Orchestra + Alto Saxophone

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Bassoon + Piano

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English Horn + Piano

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Alto Saxophone + Piano

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Limoncello

Limoncello is a very sweet, peaceful, lyrical and tonal piece. It is dedicated to Carlos Prieto.

DURATION: 3:30 to 4 minutes

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String Orchestra with piano + Alto Saxophone soloist

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String Orchestra + Alto Saxophone soloist

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Oboe + Piano

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English Horn + Piano

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Alto Saxophone + Piano

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Despapaye

Duration: 3 minutes

This composition that combines Baroque elements with Latin American salsa. This piece is intended for Pops concerts or as a fun encore. It starts as a standard Baroque dance, but at some point “peculiar” things start to happen (seemingly out-of-place glissandos, pizzicatos, etc) that eventually transform the piece into a very fun and rhythmic salsa.

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String Orchestra + Alto Saxophone soloist

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String Orchestra with piano + Alto Saxophone soloist

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Canción de Cuna (Lullaby)

Duration: 3:30 to 4 minutes

As the title indicates, Canción de Cuna is a tender lullaby, hence its simplicity and the composer’s choice of a tonal, lyrical and straight-forward musical language.

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Cello + Clarinet in Bb

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Clarinet + Cello + Piano

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Bassoon + Piano

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Princesa de Hadas (Fairy Tale Princess)

Duration: 3-4 minutes

Princesa de Hadas was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez in 1996. The orchestral version was created for Şefika Kutluer, who has championed it around the world. The title of this piece refers to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes his beloved as a “fairy tale princess.” The musical material is deliberately simple, tonal, and lyrical, in an attempt to evoke the innocence and romanticism of the world created by the poet for his fairy tale princess. 

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Oboe + Piano

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Clarinet + Piano

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Excursión a la Montaña (Excursion to the Mountain)

Duration of the orchestra version: 6 minutes

Duration of the versions for flute solo, cello solo or alto sax solo: 3:30 minutes

 

Excursión a la Montaña tells the story of the first excursion of a child to the top of a little mountain.  Stylistically, the piece is inspired by the music of Debussy and Prokofiev. In addition to impressionistic harmonies, it incorporates elements of Mexican music and Spanish Flamenco music. This piece was originally written for a friend of the composer, flutist Kim Sopata. This piece has been championed, in particular, by the talented Orlando Cela, who has performed it extensively around the world.

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Alto Sax Solo

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Bassoon Solo

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Oboe Solo

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Baroque Dances

Duration: 7 minutes

Baroque Dances is a suite of 3 short dances in Baroque style, inspired by Bach’s cello suites.

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Bassoon solo

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