Antología Latina – composed by Claire Tomsett-Rowe.
1. El Torero y Su Amante 2. El Burro Borracho (at 4’10») 3. Pasos Apasionados (at 6’50»)
From a concert by Equinox Saxophone Ensemble at the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham, as part of their ‘Voyages’ – a programme celebrating music from around the world, from beautiful Baroque to passionate Tango, traditional folk music and contemporary works for saxophone ensemble.
Equinox Saxophone Ensemble: http://www.equinoxsax.org.uk
Alistair Parnell – Sopranino
Nicola Pennill – Soprano
Claire Tomsett-Rowe – Alto
Keri Degg – Alto
Chris Jolly – Tenor
Lindsey Smith – Tenor
Michelle Phillips – Baritone
Alison Bryant – Baritone
with guest players:
Nigel Wood – Soprillo
Chloe Percy-Smith – Bass
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The three pieces in this suite are set in Latin America. The first movement, “El Torero y Su Amante” opens in the market place at dawn with the bull fighter calling to his lover and her mournful reply. The villagers begin gathering and the music reflects their chatter and calls with the lovers chasing each other through the square. The second movement, “El Burro Borracho” is later in the day and follows a donkey who has had a particularly indulgent luncheon. The third movement, “Pasos Apasionados” is set in the evening heat, back with the lovers who play out their whirlwind courtship through a passionate dance.