Solo Bb Clarinet
Derek Bermel, Clarinet Fest, Los Angeles on August 5, 2011
Cantos e Danças (Songs and Dances) reflects my interest in folk traditions, in particular those of the southern region of Portugal, my home country. The work is inspired by the songs and dances that are performed at certain festivities and holidays. Here, slow chants alternate with dance-like moments framed within a language of contemporary rhythmic and melodic modes. The work is dedicated to Derek Bermel.