Year of composition: 2015
[An Irish Folk Song Rhapsody]
Commissioned and dedicated to Adrián Silva and Flora Dopico.
Length: 10 minutes
Scored for: two flutes, Irish ensemble and wind orchestra
First performance was given by Adrián Silva and Flora Dopico with the A Coruña Municipal Wind Orchestra, conducted by José Luís Represas at Palace of the Opera, A Coruña, Spain, March 22, 2015.
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Study score (11.7 x 16.5)
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Commissioned and dedicated to Adrián Silva and Flora Dopico. First performance was given by Adrián Silva and Flora Dopico with the A Coruña Municipal Wind Orchestra, conducted by José Luís Represas at Palace of the Opera, A Coruña, Spain, March 22, 2015.
Irish cooking is scored for wind orchestra, Irish ensemble and two flutes soloists. Is cast on an Irish folk song rhapsody, where its structure is divided in two contrasted central blocks: 'jigs' and 'reels'. The 'jig' is a form of lively folk dance in compound metre, as well as the accompanying dance tune. It first gained popularity in 16th-century Ireland and parts of Great Britain and was quickly adopted on mainland Europe where it eventually became the final movement of the Baroque suite (the French gigue; Italian and/or Spanish giga). Today it is most associated with Irish dance music, Scottish country dance and the Métis people in Canada. In this block we are going to listen the below set of 'jigs':
The girl of the house
The 'reel' is also a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type. Of Scottish origin, reels are also an important part of the repertoire of the fiddle traditions of the British Isles and North America. All reels have the same structure, consisting largely of quaver (eighth note) movement with an accent on the first and third beats of the bar. A reel is distinguished from a hornpipe in two ways: firstly, it is played with even beats, without an implied dotted rhythm; secondly, it is played twice as fast, implied by the 2/2 time signature. In this block we are going to listen the below set of 'reels':
The stone in the field
In addition to the two central blocks, there is a prologue, developed on a free interpretation of the traditional Irish 'slip-jig', "Liam O'Raghallaigh"; and an epilogue, free of any folkloric or Irish connotations, seeking a sort of pure musical energy that can only be produced by the modern wind orchestra. The title is a semantic parallel between the use of Irish folk tunes as "ingredients" and their subsequent development as the way they are "cooked".
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