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Argoru III

Argoru III

for flute


  • Instrumentation: flute
  • Order No.: EA 694
€13.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.05 kg

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Argoru III (1971) for flute is the third in a series of eight solo works for various instruments, the term "argoru" being a word from the Ghanaian Twi language meaning "to play" (itself a pun). The work is in one short movement. Quicksilver runs and leaps alternate with cantabile moments like light falling through trees in a forest. The work at times seems to sound as if the flutist herself were creating the piece in a moment of inspired improvisation. The composer in fact says his intention was to “create a virtuosic tribute to a great flutist, allowing the piece to sound like her own personal statement.” To play “Argoru” with proper joy and abandon requires a flutist of great virtuosity. Such a player is Sara Vargas-Barritt for whom Mr. Singleton composed “Argoru III” and who premiered it on 24 May 1971 in Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, where the two were fellow Yale graduates.

– Carman Moore
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Sara Vargas-Barritt
ISMN: 979-0-60002-266-3
Performance duration: 5'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 24. Mai 1971 New Haven, CT, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University (USA) · Sara Vargas-Barritt, flute
Year of composition: 1971
page number: 6
Performances
2009-10-22 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
1971-05-24 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University | World Premiere
Argoru III (1971) for flute is the third in a series of eight solo works for various instruments, the term "argoru" being a word from the Ghanaian Twi language meaning "to play" (itself a pun). The work is in one short movement. Quicksilver runs and leaps alternate with cantabile moments like light falling through trees in a forest. The work at times seems to sound as if the flutist herself were creating the piece in a moment of inspired improvisation. The composer in fact says his intention was to “create a virtuosic tribute to a great flutist, allowing the piece to sound like her own personal statement.” To play “Argoru” with proper joy and abandon requires a flutist of great virtuosity. Such a player is Sara Vargas-Barritt for whom Mr. Singleton composed “Argoru III” and who premiered it on 24 May 1971 in Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, where the two were fellow Yale graduates.

– Carman Moore
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Sara Vargas-Barritt
ISMN: 979-0-60002-266-3
Performance duration: 5'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 24. Mai 1971 New Haven, CT, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University (USA) · Sara Vargas-Barritt, flute
Year of composition: 1971
page number: 6
2009-10-22 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
1971-05-24 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University | World Premiere