• Gabriela Lena Frank
  • Zapatos de chincha (for violin and violoncello) (2010)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

The original quartet from which this arrangement came, Hilos, was commissioned for Alias Chamber Ensemble by Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and The Schubert Club, Saint Paul, MN. The second movement, Zapatos de chincha, was for clarinet and cello. It was arranged for violin and violoncello for Johnny Gandelsman, violin, and Joshua Roman, violoncello, to premiere in Boonville, CA. for the first public concert of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in September of 2017.

arr. by the composer in 2017

  • vn, vc
  • 3 min 30 s

Programme Note

Composer note
This light-footed movement is inspired by Chincha, a southern coastal town known for its afro-peruano music and dance (including a unique brand of tap). The cello part is especially reminiscent of the cajon, a wooden box that percussionists sit on and strike with hands and feet, extracting a remarkable array of sounds and rhythms.

— Gabriela Lena Frank


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