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TLAPITZALLI 3

Flute 3
Written in:
1988
Duration:
14'
Instrumentation:
3 recorder players (1=soprano=alto; 2=tenor=alto; 3=bass=sopranino)
Commisioned by

Commissioned by La Fontegara Amsterdam, funded by Greater London Arts in 1988.

Premiere

Premiered in 1994 in Amsterdam by Trio Subtilior.

Programme Note

I wrote this trio in 1988. It was my first commission ever and I immerse myself into the world of the recorders in their different ranges which change throughout the piece.

Tlapitzalli is the náhuatl name for the Aztec flute which was made of clay. Three refers to the number of performers.