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La flor en la colina (abridged) : for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and pianoforte / Andrián Pertout.
by Andrián Pertout (2007)
Franjio Ksaver Kuhac (1834-1911), regarded as the founder of Croatian ethnomusicology, notated over 2,000 traditional songs, resulting in the publication of five volumes of South Slavic national songs in Zagreb between 1878 and 1881, and the dissemination of this repertoire to generations of musicians and scholars. The quotation of 'Cvit mi je u gori' within the work 'La flor en la colina' or 'The Flower on the Hill' pays tribute to this great scholar and the city of Zagreb, which has "enhanced our civilization through its contribution to music, culture and history", at the same time attempting to make a contemporary contribution to the preservation of traditional Croatian folk melodies. The melody was transcribed from a recording produced by Hrvatski Radio (Croatian National Radio) in 1983, which was adapted by Dinko Fio, and performed by the Ošjak klapa singers from Vela Luka (Island of Korcula). Stylistically, the melody belongs to the Dalmatian klapsko pjevanje or 'klapa singing' tradition, which may be described as multi-part harmonic songs from the central and southern Adriatic region of Croatia, usually in a major key, and performed by a male group of singers from four to eight strong.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (38p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Duration: 5 mins, 26 sec.
First performance by Ónix Ensamble — 31 May 07. Auditorio Blas Galindo, Centro Nacional de lasArtes, XXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez”, 2007, México City, México
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Composer's no.: 388b.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Franjio Ksaver Kuhac (1834-1911) ‘Cvit mi je u gori’ or ‘The Flower on the Hill’ Dalmatian klapsko pjevanje, or ‘klapa singing’ tradition, Central and southern Adriatic region of Croatia
This shorter ‘reduced’ arrangement was especially created for the Onix Ensamble (México D.F., México) for performance at the XXIX Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez” in México City, México.
This edition produced May 17.
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- Resonate Article: Melbourne Composers' League
- Program note: Andrian Pertout's "La flor en la colina"
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