...que la tierra se partio por su sonido

...que la tierra se partio por su sonido

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Solo Flute and Flute Ensemble
Solo Flute, 6 Piccolos, 2 Alto Flutes, and 2 Bass Flutes
Alternate Title
Flute Concerto
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
15
Movements
I. Passacaglia
II. Largo tranquillo
III. Presto giubilante e agitato

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Composer's Note:

...que la tierra se partió por su sonido was inspired by this verse from the Old Testament: "Then all the people went up after him, playing flutes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth split with their sound." - 1 Kings 1: 40

It’s not often you read of flutes having the power to tear down walls or split the earth; that metaphor is usually reserved for such instruments as trumpet, brass, or percussion. I was intrigued by the idea of flutes having that power. The ensemble is also split: The flute ensemble is comprised only of piccolos and low flutes, divided into two 'choirs,' and surrounds the soloist both spatially and in terms of register and timbre.

Written for Trudy Kane and the Frost Flute Ensemble, ...que la tierra se partió por su sonido was composed while in residence at Aaron Copland’s house as a winner of the Copland House Award.

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First Perfomance
10/30/18, Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music, University of MIami
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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
solo instrument(s) featured+large ens or orch concertos
concerto
multiples of the same instrument(s)
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Instrument
piccolo , flute , alto flute , bass flute
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