Un Establo de Oro
op. 66 for flute, cello and two guitars; 5th work in honor of Federico Garcia Lorca; PARTS INCLUDED
Dedicated to: Atanas Ourkouzounov and Mie Ogura
Written: January, 2012
Duration: 9 minutes; 15 pages
Instrumentation: flute, cello and two guitars
Difficulty level: moderate in all parts
World premiere: March 6, 2013 by Fabian Hinsche and colleagues in Reformationskirche, Hilden, Germany
Preview: a sample PDF of Un Establo de oro
This playlist includes several works from the collection “For Federico”: Epitafio a un Pájaro; Sombra para mis Gritos; La Perla del Pico; for narrator and guitar De la Muerte Oscura, and finally Un Establo de Oro.
Un Establo de Oro was written in a frenzy over musical ideas I have been entranced with for the past year since writing Epitafio a un Pájaro. I used a system of deriving pitches from the names of Federico García Lorca and the dedicatee, Linda Marsella. Both diatonic and chromatic versions of their names were created, as well as harmonic and melodic versions. The result has given me inspiration for five pieces now: Epitafio a un Pájaro; Sombra para mis Gritos; La Perla del Pico; De la Muerte Oscura, and finally Un Establo de Oro.
While writing De la Muerte, I listened to a CD of the Ourkouzounov Ensemble, whom I have long admired. The sounds of this particular instrumentation grabbed me and I knew a new piece had to be written for this “For Federico” set of music. The title (a stable of gold) comes from the poem De la Muerte Oscura (Gacela #7) by García Lorca and is one of the more enigmatic images of that work – is that the core of our fascination with Lorca––his stream of conscious connection of one image to another that we relate to, but don’t know why!
Copyright ©2012 Frank A. Wallace
Cover photography and design by Nancy Knowles
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