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    SCORE and PARTS: Wrought Iron for Flute and Percussion (2012)


    • Model: Score and Parts
    • Shipping Weight: 1lbs
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    • Manufactured by: Andrea Reinkemeyer, composer


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    Wrought Iron for Flute & Percussion (2012)
    Andrea Reinkemeyer (Bangkok, Thailand - 2012)
    Commissioned by and dedicated to the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra

    Flute and Percussion: Vibraphone, Bongos, Tambourine, China Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Triangle

    ‘Troy’ highlights tribute by ASO to music hall
    BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN For The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)

    "Andrea Reinkemeyer, who flew in from Thailand just for this premiere,
    wrote an excellent duo “Wrought Iron” for flute and percussion.
    Albert Brouwer played the stuffings out of the terrific flute part,
    which was clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic."

    Wrought Iron (2012) for Flute and Percussion was commissioned by the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra as part of the Capital Region Heritage Commissions project. This piece is a musical celebration of the beautiful metal work that crowns the iconic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The shapes found within the iron work--circles, triangles, and rectangles--dictated the shape of the percussion instruments used--cymbals, tambourine, bongos, triangle, and vibraphone. The music reflects the light, airy and beautifully ornate quality of the metal castings.

    While composing this piece, I was also drawn to another fascinating aspect of this building: architect George B. Post used metal to look like stone. In his attempt to make a European-looking building (on an American budget), he fashioned a metallic exoskeleton that houses a truly unique acoustic space. In this vein, I have worked elements from pieces by two of the composers whose names grace the ceiling of the hall: Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederick Chopin; in this way, I am honoring the work of artists who came before me, but with a twenty-first century American twist. Like the cast aluminum used in the 1990s renovation to replace the original iron, and the woodwind made of metal, things are not always what they seem.

    Many thanks to Melanie Sorenson and Brian Amer for their artistic support.

    This product was added to our catalog on Friday 04 October, 2013.

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