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El Amolador (C flute solo) and Luvina (Bass flute solo)Composer: Adina IzarraPublisher: LaFi Publishers LtdInstrumentation: Flute, bass fluteA 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.