Sikurtawa

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$26.95 score + 4 parts

Year Authored (or revised): 

2015

Scoring: 

Sax quartet

Instrumentation : 

Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb tenor, Eb baritone

Duration (min): 

5

Sikurtawa was written for TAWA Sax (Lima, Peru).
The piece is inspired by the Sikuri; a musical style from Peru and Bolivia. In traditional Sikuri there are usually around twenty siku players and drummers, using an interlocking technique to play the melody while the drums produce a fast, pounding beat in the rhythm of huayño.
Sikurtawa makes no attempt to emulate Sikuri and does not contain any quotations of traditional Sikuri melodies or rhythms; rather, it uses the form as a point of departure and inspiration for a driving, virtuosic, syncopated piece with interlocking passages and pounding rhythms.

Ensemble Type: 

instrumental quartet
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