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D'Rivera,Paquito (1948-)
Sex  Male

Aires Tropicales
Comments  This exciting seven movement work for quintet was commissioned by the Aspen Quintet and premiered in New York City in 1994. It has been performed by many other prominent quintets including the Quintet of the Americas. The movements are as follows: Alborada, a slow introduction, Son with an ostinato Latin bass line in the bassoon and horn, Habanera, a trio movement for flute, clarinet and bassoon in the style of Ravel, Vals Venezolano, a lively Venezuelan waltz, Dizzyness, an homage to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie, Contredanza, an upbeat Cuban dance honoring Ernesto Lecuona, and Afro, which begins witha flute solo, followed by an energetic, rhythmic 6/8 dance over an African ostinato. This piece makes an unusual recital work and the individual movements also work well for jobs or educational concerts.
Publisher  Unknown
Inst.  [5] Piccolo/Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn
Inst.  [5] Piccolo/Flute/Alto Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn

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