Shade Country (Schattenland)
Composer: Friedrich Leufgen
Shade Country is a very inspiring piece. Unfamiliar sounds, such as flutter-tonguing, simultaneous singing and playing, key-rattling and harmonics, endow the composition with a great wealth of tone colors. This produces moments of grief, anger and melancholy. Shade Country is very suitable for advanced pupils and students and is a valuable addition to the repertoire for “Jugend musiziert” (a competition for young musicians in Germany).