Mixed ensemble (flute, clarinet, bassoon, 2 perc., piano, violin, cello, bass).
Grade 5. Approx. duration: slightly more than eight minutes.
Set consists of a score and nine parts.
The word “yeite” is commonly used in Lunfardo as a reference to a proven technical resource, along the lines of a trick or knack, that makes it possible to achieve an objective.
Composed in 2020, this work takes up this idea to achieve a tango-like piece, with considerable movement and length, in which its vigorous and dance-able character nevertheless lacks the characteristically slow cantabile contrast imposed by Piazzolla. In addition, the rhythmic factor plays an important role by the way in which the syncopated style of the tango intermingles with jazz patterns of accentuation on the second and fourth beats of simple quadruple measures. At the same time, the interruption of ternary and other measures, added to changing accents, are elements that partially evade the sensation of a constant four-beat pulse. All of these musical objects coexist throughout the piece, in such a way that the listener will perceive rhythms, melodies and textures that are constantly being reinvented within a context of continuous transformation. In so doing, it will be a musical “yeite” that entertains with 21st century sonorities.
This work was premiered at Radford Univerity on May 19, 2022, by the Cayambis Sinfonietta.
World Premiere Performance
The Cayambis Sinfonietta
Dr. John L. Walker, director
May 19, 2022