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Folk Cadenza No. 5

By Minas I. Alexiadis

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English horn solo
Composed by Minas I. Alexiadis. Published by TrevCo Music Publishing (VC.6118).

Item Number: VC.6118

The Folk Cadenza No. 5 belongs to a series of works for solo instruments, with a similar orientation: they are all inspired by the style and the tone-material of folk music, with a quite demanding musical setting.

In this particular case, the melodic manipulations (melisms) are connected with the (modal) musical tone-material of the southeastern Mediterranean region and they are linked to one another within a loose arch form, while still preserving a narrative style based on a central key (in A) and two collateral tonal centers (in E and G, being the roots of the dominant and the natural 7th degree respectively).

There is also a version of this composition for solo oboe. This version for English Horn was premiered by Kostas Tiliakos in 1998 and published in 2013 in its final form.

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