Flamingo Mozambique

for woodwind quintet

Composed: 1996, rev. 2000
Duration: 6'30"

Program Notes

Flamingo Mozambique derives its title from its use of the Mozambique rhythm, which consists of 3 beats plus 3 beats plus 2 beats repeated over and over again. In the case of this work, this pattern is fragmented and presented in a variety of forms. The piece retains the drive and swing of Mozambique-based jazz while using a modern approach to harmonic language. The music closes with a comical tribute to the traditional ending for a jazz tune in this style.

Score and Recording

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