Louis deLise’s Salone del Astor for Flute and Vibraphone was written for flutist Joan Sparks and premiered at the 2018 National Flute Association convention in Orlando, Florida. The movements of Salone are marked, “Introduction and Tarantella,” “Slow Dance,” and “Come una salsa.”
Rhythms of the tarantella and the salsa are utilized in the outer movements and develop the melodies and harmonies using elements borrowed from popular American music, quartal or quintal harmonies, and octatonic and Lydian scalar collections. The middle movement also uses the Lydian scalar collection, especially featuring the collection’s key feature, the interval of the augmented fourth, by contrasting it with the interval of the perfect fourth.
Salone del Astor was chosen as the winner of the The National Flute Association’s “Mixed Duet” category of its 2019 Newly Published Music Competition.
Salone del Astor for Flute and Vibraphone Sheet Music is available for purchase from ALRY Publications.