Baile de Máscaras
for cello and guitar quartet

Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:13:04
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, , Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 4 x Guitar
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
The tile “Baile de Máscaras” is inspired by the mysterious and romantic connotation of “Masked Ball”. This ceremonial dance custom go back to the 15th Century and still our popular modern carnival tradition. The Spanish title is used to capture the warmth and energy of Latin dance music, the work at times draws stylistic reference to Flamenco folk music that involves It includes cante (vocalization), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). The composition is constructed in four connecting sections: Prologue, Ballo, Epilogue, and Masque that evokes an imaginative tale of a love encounter in a masked ball. The music has a sense of mystery and romanticism that conjures up images of court jesters, harlequins, secrets and intrigues, as well as the emancipative feeling of being in disguise, that we associate with the old fashioned mascarade ball.

Premiere Information:
3 August 2014, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, "Sacred Spaces II," Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Rachel Mercer, cello; Canadian Guitar Quartet

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8506 H678bai
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, , Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 10, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score
    51 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 51
    5 parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: Rachel Mercer and the Canadian Guitar Quartet

    I. Prologue -- II. Ballo -- III. Epilogue -- IV. Masque
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