Eleanor Aversa

Sonora: Six Desert Songs

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 11:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

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

Instruments: clarinet, percussion

Publisher: Gold Mosaic Publishing

Description: A suite of pieces inspired by the various moods of the desert. Each movement uses a different set of small percussion instruments:
I. Noon (large and medium cymbals, gong)
II. Saguaro and Mesquite (juju bean rattle, woodblock)
III. Mirage (bells, rainstick)
IV. Lizards (bongos)
V. The Desert at 4am (finger cymbal, tambourine)
VI. Rain (temple blocks, cowbell)
Sonora was the winner of the University of Pennsylvania's David Halstead Music Prize.

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