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Canción de la Hilandera

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Canción de la Hilandera : for flute and guitar / composed by Agustín Barrios Mangoré ; arranged by Eve Duncan.

by Eve Christina Duncan (1933)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, guitar.


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Composer and guitarist Agustín Barrios (1885 - 1944) was one of the greatest neo-Romantic composers of the twentieth century. He composed Canción de la Hilandera in Mexico in 1933.

In this arrangement of the original guitar solo, the guitar plays a countermelody with the flute, and the sparse and gentle lines speak of the eloquence in the music of Paraguayan composer Barrios. Barrios wrote a great deal of poetry in his earlier years, and a poetic quality can be heard in the importance of a single note in one instrument against that of the other, almost in the style of the Baroque counterpoint composers.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 2 performance parts (3p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4 mins

First performance by Bronwen Gibbs, Eve Christina Duncan — 2 Dec 18. Blume Roastery, Abbotsford, Melbourne

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Neo-Romantic, South American, Paraguan

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Oct 20.

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