Composer
OFFERMANS
Title
Bamburia
Instrumentation
5 c flutes, bass flute
Publisher
Zimmermann
Grade
3
Product Code
10Z040036030
flute choir

A Dutch composer, he is also a flutist, and has an annual masterclass.  This piece was inspired by a composition with the same title which he composed for the Nakagawa Bamboo Orchestra in Fukuoka, Japan.  This ensemble consists entirely of instruments made out of bamboo.  Inspired by this bamboo experience, he made this flute ensemble.  The main element in the music is the fascinating Spanish flamenco rhythm--the buleria.  Basically, the buleria is a rhythm in 12-beats with the counting starting, not on the 1st, but on the 11th beat, with accents on the 12th, 3rd, 6th, 8th and 10th beats.