Eurico Carrapatoso, Sweet Rustica for horn and piano

CARRAPATOSO Eurico, Sweet Rustica

horn and piano

Composer: Carrapatoso, Eurico (*1962)
Year of composition: 1996
Duration: 17’
Level: advanced
Genre: contemporary
Series: Portuguese Composers Series
Publisher Editions Bim
Ref. # CO80
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Sweet Rustica is an informal piece that recreates, through a constant game of words, the old baroque form. It begins with Prelúdico, an allegory to the wonderful prelude in C minor in the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach. While in the Allemande, by which I mean Almôndega do 2° Modo, there is a sonorous universe of total contemplation. In Giga à Mirandesa (adaptation of the famous Mirandum, Mirandum, from Trás-os-Montes) the bells from my village are present. In Aria da Capo Espichel, just like in Cabo Espichel, a convent that crosses the paths lies there in ruins. It is a forlorn scene, with the sea behind the building representing or symbolizing pure escapism. Then follow the old Victian La Folia in Sarabanda e Sóniabanessa and Ensopado de Bourrée, a real concentration of energy. The piece ends with Postlúdico, the devolution of the musical work, with its hypnotic ostinati and with the peacefulness of “all the Alentejos of this world”. The music thus melts away in pure sound. Eurico Carrapatoso

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