Elizabeth Austin

Capricornus Caribbicus

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 10'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: flute, oboe, piano

Description: Commissioned by the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Virginia Chapter. The fast, upbeat Danza reflects the influences of African rhythms impacting on the English contradance. The middle movement, calm and expectant, was inspired by the beatitude, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Musical permutations to several popular songs enliven the final movement.

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