Hilda Paredes (1957)

Tres piezas In Memoriam L.J. (1998)

for ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1998
    • Duration: 10 mn
    • Publisher: University of York Music Press
    • Commission: La Banda Elastica avec les fonds du Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México
    • Dedication: La Banda Elastica
Detailed formation
  • flute (also piccolo, alto flute), alto saxophone (also soprano saxophone), tenor saxophone, tabla, percussionist [percussions mexicaines] , guitar, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date: 2003

    États-Unis, Los Angeles Philarmonic series


    CalArts New Century players, direction : David Rosenboom.


Enregistrement : La Banda Elastica, 1 cd Luna Negra, 1997, CDLN-22.

Program note

_Tres Piezas In Memoriam L.J._ was written in 1998 as a tribute to the British sculptor and dear friend Laurie Josephs, who passed away that year.

The pieces describe the journey of a ritual in which the first piece becomes a meditation around a melodic cell sung by the flute-an instrument very much cherished by Laurie- and on an F drone, held by the saxophones throughout this introduction.

The second piece follows, built by a series of interventions from a unique palette of instruments offered by La Banda Elástica, a group who combines Western instruments with a wide range of Mexican percussion instruments as well as the Indian Tabla, the instrument featured on the third and last piece.

This piece portrays a celebration of life and in this way homage to someone who loved life and music from every corner of the world, comes to a close.

Hilda Paredes.