Composer
IZARRA
Title
El Amolador (C-flute) & Luvina (Bass-flute)
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
LaFi Publishers Ltd
Grade
4
Product Code
03L200000001

El Amolador (C flute solo) and Luvina (Bass flute solo)
Composer: Izarra
Publisher: LaFi Publishers Ltd
Instrumentation: Flute

A Venezuelan composer, she wrote this for the Venezuelan flutist Luis Julio Toro.  The work portrays the street cries of the knife grinder, a Spanish tradition still alive in Venezuela today.  Also known to many other Latin-American countries, El Amolador or the Knife Grinder is a street vendor whose job, as the title suggests, is to sharpen dull knives.  The vendor usually roams the streets calling out "amolador", and uses a harmonic flute to announce his services.  The work is divided into two parts--El Amolador resembles the call of the knife grinder, while Luvina resembles the sound of the blades on the grindstone.

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