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About the music
Wedge by Peter Kramer (b. 1989)
Wedge began as a trio for 3 flutes, and was arranged for our quartet by the composer in April 2015. He was inspired by the sounds that surround a choir singing in a cathedral - the breathing, shuffling, and coughs reverberating in a huge space. Each performer plays from the same line of music, slightly "out of phase" with the others, and many extended techniques are used to capture the atmosphere of a cavernous cathedral.
Watch one of our performances of Wedge here. Learn more about Peter Kramer and his work here.
Scored for 3 flutes and alto flute, though it could also work for 4 flutes with a little creativity!
Ensalada by Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627), arranged by Emissary Quartet
Organist and composer Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia was a key figure in the development of organ music in fifteenth century Spain. The "ensalada" is a secular polyphonic vocal genre from the Renaissance. Like a salad, it mixes a variety of elements - different languages, dialects, and rhythms. Heredia applied this idea to his work for organ by the same name, mixing unrelated themes and contrasting meters.
Arranged for piccolo, 2 flutes, and alto flute.