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Las Guitarras Azules

commissioned by the Fromm Foundation and the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music


Premiere with IU New Music Ensemble guitar by Nathan Fischer, Sharon Harms, David Dzubay

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Part 2:

Part 3:



I. Bulerías

II. Soleá - Cadenza I

III. Seguiríyas - Cadenza II

IV. Guajíras - Cadenza III

V. Cánto 


*Percussion 1: Glockenspiel, Marimba, Timpani (4 heads), Bongos (2 heads), Tam-tam, Whip, Woodblocks (2), Suspended cymbal


Percussion 2: Bass drum, Woodblocks (2), Triangle, Log drum, Tam-tam, Timpani, Suspended cymbal


Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo)

Oboe (doubling english horn)

Clarinet in Bb


Horn in F

Trumpet in C

Tenor trombone

2 Percussion*


Guitar solo

Soprano solo

3 Violins



Double bass

Las Guitarras Azules by Aaron Travers

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