Spain – A 4 Movement Suite for Flute and Guitar
Score and Parts
Composer: Christopher Caliendo
Publisher: Caliendo World Music Publishing, Inc.
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
Total duration: 18:30
An American guitarist, he is also a composer, and has done film scores for several silent films as well as television shows.
Movement 1 – 4:21 — Andalusia — The music is a direct homage to this area south of the Iberian peninsula of which Andres Segovia; who helped shape the romantic, modernist approach to classical guitar owes his birthplace. The music borrows from the flamenco school, native to Andalusia alone.
Movement 2 – 4 :05 — Senorita — an unmarried Spanish woman in Spain walks into a bar serving tapas unaccompanied. Two men sitting at a nearby table gaze upon her austere beauty.
Movement 3 – 3:30 — Alamira is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings. The music captures an eerie, unsettled nature; traveling 25000-35000 years ago, when the artists who painted images of bison, goats, doe, wild boar and horses throughout the twisting passages and chambers flourished.
Movement 4 – 6:28 — Cante Flamenco — This cante follows both a strict rhythmic pattern (“compass”) and a cadenza or “libre” in free rhythm. The music is highly technical requiring great skill and virtuosity. Lightning quick finger work performed with absolute precision combine American jazz and folk harmonies with the flamenco school.