La Passeggiata (Performance Score)-2BSN
Composer: Kim, Chan Ji
I. Lento: a wondering on foot
II. Minuet: walking dance
III. Andante: a gentle stroll (lullaby)
Dedicated to Arnold Irchai, this edition comes as one oversized performance score. There are no separate parts. A key to the extended technique markings is included.
From the composer:
A couple of years ago, my husband and I were traveling in Italy with a wonderful group of composers. We had great performances in Rome and Tor Vargata. Every evening was full of music and good company. We walked around our favorite piazza through the main streets of the old town. We were just walking slow and talking about music and life. We found out later that trip that were were partaking in the Italian tradition of passeggiata, taking a gentle stroll. "La Passaggiatta" is about the evening custom that we enjoyed together in the historic center of Italy with our good friend and wonderful composer, Orlando Legname. The bassoon duet represents the conversations we had during those gentle strolls. All three movements are connected with the lullaby theme, which is clearly heard in the third movement, Andante, "a gentle stroll (lullaby)". The number five is used many ways including meter systems, the five note motif for the lullaby theme, frequent use of intervals of a fifth, quintuplets, and the repeating of low Bb five times. This also represents the number of decades Orlando graced his friends and family with his compassionate character. he passed away on December 5th, he was just 51 years old.