04: THREE SPANISH SOUND IMAGES

(Michal George, guitar) • The Three Spanish Sound Images for solo guitar were derived from the three cadenzas of Rollin’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. In the first, original material is followed by a haunting ancient Ladmo melody (Cuando El Rey Nimrod) presented with the composer’s harmonization. The second employs original themes. The third hints at a corrido theme from the Texas-Mexico border region, but never quotes it directly. The pieces close with a delicately transformed Phrygian cadence associated with Spanish music.

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