Tres Bocetos Criollos-OB/PN
Composer: Cordero, Ernesto
Tres Bocetos Criollos (Three Creole Sketches)
Suite Concertante para Oboe y Orquesta
I. El caminante
II. a orillas del Rio Piedras
This piano reduction is by the composer.
The Suite concertante for oboe and orchestra is composed in three movement subtitled: El Caminante, a orillas del Rio Piedras, and Antillana. The work was written in 2014 and is dedicated to the oustanding Puerto Rican oboist Frances Colon, who commissioned the work together with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
El Caminante (The Walker) evokes a person walking aimlessly and thoughtfully, who is lost in the distance.
A orillas del Rio Piedras (on the shore of the Piedras River) is a contemplative movement; a nostalgic look at this beautiful river that is losing its beauty because of human insensitivity.
Antillana (Antillean) is a tribute to the Antillean women of the Island of Puerto Rico. It is the only movement that uses and combines Afro-Caribbean rhythms with lyrical melodic segments. The composition concludes with a brief reprise of the Afro-antillean element.