A Milonga, and Little Bossa Nova : Two melodies for flexible instrumentation and piano accompaniment
by Richard Vella (2003)
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Each of the flexible arrangements uses different registers to suit the melodic instrument playing the solo part. MIDI recordings of the two works are available. the works can be played together or separately.
Instrumentation: 1. A little bossa nova:melodic instruments in C (flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello); melodic instruments in Bb (clarinet, soprano saxophone, trumpet); melodic instruments in Eb (alto saxophone). 2. Tango milonga: melodic instruments in C (flute, oboe, trumpet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello); melodic instruments in Bb (clarinet, soprano saxophone, trumpet); melodic instruments in Eb (alto saxophone).
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Medium — The piano part is above average in difficulty. Depending on the melodic instrument, the solo parts are relatively easier.
Contents note: 1. A little bossa nova (1 min., 4 sec.) -- 2. Tango milonga (1 min., 14 sec.).
Commission note: Commissioned by Boosey & Hawkes (UK) in 2003 for an anthology based on flexible instrumentation. The publication did not eventuate due to internal structuring at Boosey & Hawkes at that time.
As the titles of the two works indicate, 'A little bossa nova' is based on the South American bossa nova style; the 'Tango milonga' is based on the milonga rhythm, a variant of the tango genre.
The works can be played separately or together.
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15 Apr 18.
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