La Violeta


Bass Clarinet Solo

I started the composition of LA VIOLETA in september 2000 in Santiago de Chile and completed the score in October 2000 in Reykjavik. The piece is written for and dedicated to Henri Bok. It is likewise a homage to Violeta Parra, the ‘mother’ of the Latin-American critical song, the ‘nueva cancion’.

The title refers to this brave woman and the piece is based on a motive from one of her most popular songs. The premiere took place in Porto (Portugal) on May 31, 2001 (Henri Bok). The score presents two versions, a ‘normal’ one and a second one which is a lower version.

You can download the score here: LaVioleta.pdf