Aaron Alter, Composer

Aaron breaks new ground in his newest work in the My New Beginning series, Homage to Josquin.  This new work is for two flutes, piano, electric bass and drums.  It is a powerful work inspired by the music of the late 15th - early 16th century master Josquin des Prés.  Both flute parts are treated equally, as in a Baroque trio sonata and highlight the flute's melodic and vocal qualities as well as its dramatic qualities.  Combined with a symphonic piano part and a rock rhythm section, the work transcends any specific category of music.  This piece would steal the show in any chamber music program. Homage to Josquin was recently a semi-finalist in the American Prize 2016 Chamber Music Competition and was awarded an Honorable Mention.

For all Early Music group directors, Homage to Josquin could be a very interesting addition to a program of Josquin's works, especially as we approach the 500th anniversary of Josquin's passing (1521) in the year 2021.

Please click on the links below for a sample of the score, the video of the World Premiere performance on June 28, 2015, and the radio interview (followed by audio of the premiere performance) on KSFR 101.1 FM in Santa Fe that was broadcast on September 20, 2015.
                           Homage to Josquin

                     Score Sample    Video    KSFR Radio Interview 

For more information on how to obtain your own copy of the score and parts, please click on the Contact link for all of Aaron's contact information.

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