Trio for Flute, Viola, and Guitar

Frederic Hand (composer)


  • Flute
  • Viola
  • Guitar


The Trio for Flute, Viola and Guitar is in two movements. "Light Through the Trees” opens with a simple folk-like melody, utilizing  the overtones and open sonorities of the guitar.  It develops as a dialogue between viola and flute, alternating between 5/8 and 3/4, creating a distinct polyphonic texture.  The “Samatureya” movement starts with a violent unison that will later be incorporated into the thematic material of the whole piece. A Brazilian samba rhythm is quoted prominently in the guitar part. Concluding the piece is an evocative return to the introduction of the first movement.
The name “Samatureya” has no literal meaning and owes its creation to a game that I play with my granddaughter, making up words.  In considering the overall feeling of the music, and what might follow “Light Through the Trees”, the name “Samatureya" suddenly appeared in my imagination, and felt exactly right.
SKU: 494-03177
Publisher: Handwerks Music
UPC: 6-80160-68378-9
ISBN: 978-1-4911-2213-6
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