Coruxa en Carbayu – Quartet


A 4’ piece for flute, clarinet, violin and cello inspired by the image of an owl in an oak jumping from branch to branch.


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Program Note:

One of my brothers studies the language and culture of the Spanish provence of Asturias. The language of our Asturian ancestors is marked by its frequent word play. When he shared with me the phrase “La coruxa en carbayu anda de gayu en gayu,” I was immediately taken by the sound of the words as well as their kinetic image (“The owl in the oak bounds from bough to bough”). On the surface, it strikes me as playful, but it seems also to carry a shade of danger. These images and associations I sought to capture in this piece. Originally written for flute and guitar, the present transcription was commissioned by Hub New Music in 2023.

Year Composed: 2016/2023
for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Duration: 4:11 minutes
Difficulty: Professional
 10 August 2023 by Hub New Music
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