Composer
CALIENDO
Title
Flute Sonata #11
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Caliendo World Music Publishing Inc
Grade
3
Product Code
01C14CWMPN11

Movement I-Stagecoach Covered wagons were drawn by four horses and were widely used before the introduction of railway transport. They made regular trips between stages or stations which provided rest for stagecoach travelers. The act of journeying inn stagecoaches was known as staging. The structure of this opening movement is divided into five sections. There are (3) staging sections-A A2 A3(recap) and (2)stage or resting sections identified by slower tempos and 2 short flute cadenzas. The music aims to capture the energy, drama and physicality of a stagecoach ride through open stretches of paved roads. Movement II-Prairie This tranquil, peaceful, contemplative music captures the open leveled grassland, the interior lowlands of North America known as the Great Plains. Movement III-How-Down #2 Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country love this quick dance from which displays virtuosic footwork. It is common to witness a succession of dancers each try to outdo previous dancers. This music of this hoe-down supports a cowboy riding a bronco. Musical effects help and the asymmetrical rhythms of a wild bronco ride.

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