A SAMBA

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

2004

Scoring: 

solo flutes, antiphonal flute choirs, harp, 3perc, piano, strings

Duration (min): 

5

First Performance: 

Juilliard - Peter Jay Sharp Theater 2010

Composed for Carol Wincenc and Robert Longevin.

1st version - 2 solo flutes, 2 flute choirs, harp, 3 perc, piano, strings

2nd Version - 2 solo flutes, 2 flute choirs, harp, 3 perc, 2 pianos, dbl bass

 

MUSIC REVIEW-New York Times
By STEVE SMITH
April 2, 2010

Carol Wincenc Leads Flutists at Peter Jay Sharp Theater

"...Ms. Wincenc gathered another flute partner, Jeremiah Duarte Bills, and a chorus of 40 more flutists — including students; colleagues, like Jayn Rosenfeld and Marya Martin; and Emma Resmini, a bright young prodigy — for “A Samba,” a cheery showpiece by Andrew Thomas.  George Stelluto conducted the ensemble, which included percolating percussion and barely audible strings. Four lithe young dancers, choreographed by Gillian Abbott, and collective leaps by the flute choir contributed to a tone of exuberance."

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