Duration: ca. 8′
Instrumentation: flute and percussion quintet
Composed for Marcela Defaria Casauban
Estampie contemporaine is a virtuosic piece for flute solo and percussion quintet. The percussion has a stereo setup – two on the outside playing conga, two on the inside playing marimba and vibraphone, and one in the center playing tenor drum. The title refers to the medieval dance called an estampie, though it is not intended as a strict representation of that form.
April 2007 – Gainesville, FL (world premiere)
Marcela Defaria, flute, and members of the UF Percussion Ensemble