Sy Brandon

 

Flute solos of Sy Brandon
Animalia for Flute and Piano - This composition is based on Venezuelan animals and is dedicated to and commissioned by Venezuelan flautist Dr. Nicaulis Alliey. The five movements are I. Caiman del Orinoco (Orinoco Crocodile) II. Corocora (Scarlet Ibis) III. Guacamaya Tricolor (Tricolor Macaw) IV. Perezosa (Sloth) and V. El Jaguar (Jaguar). Advanced

$15.00

Four Cat-like Moods for Flute and Piano - This four-movement work is programmatic. The first movement, "Contemplation" reflects a cat intently staring out the window and uses recurring motives and even phrasing and dynamics. "Contentment" uses a half note motive to represent purring and lyricism to reflect serenity. "Frivolity" uses a step-wise sixteenth note motive and staccato passages to give the movement a playful quality. "Wariness" uses the minor mode and chromaticism to reflect cats upset at each other. Easy Intermediate

$10.00

Galop from Divertissement - This is the sixth movement of six contrasting movements for a woodwind doubler that was composed for and premiered by Bret Pimentel. Each movement can stand alone as a solo piece or it can be played by a woodwind doubler as part of a suite. The Galop for piccolo and piano is a "perpetual motion" type of movement with a lot of rhythmic variety. Advanced

$5.00

Intrada from Divertissement - This is just the first movement of six contrasting movements for a woodwind doubler that was composed for and premiered by Bret Pimentel. Each movement can stand alone as a solo piece or it can be played by a woodwind doubler as part of a suite. Intrada for flute and piano is energetic and playful with a lot of interplay between instruments. Advanced

$5.00

Mosaic for Piccolo or Flute and Piano - The American Heritage Dictionary defines mosaic as a picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, such as tile, in mortar. The musical ideas in this composition are treated in a similar fashion. The small colored pieces can be compared to the musical motifs of the composition. Sometimes these fragments form a larger unit and become a recognizable melody. At other times, the fragments are combined differently therefore creating a variation to the original idea. Throughout the three-movement composition, this technique has been employed to create loose formal structures that still have unity and variety through the use of contrasting sections. The three movements themselves create contrast by being organized in a fast-slow-fast arrangement. The musical language is tonal with frequent shifts in the tonal center and with harmony in thirds and fourths. It was been recorded by Cristina Ledford and Michael McGhee on the CD Mosaic on Emeritus Recordings label. Advanced

$10.00

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