Três Relevos, for Wind Orchestra, 10’

(Three Reliefs)

Woodwind Orchestra

Picc., 3Fl, 3Ob., 3Bn., Eb cl., 2Bb CL. Bs. Cl., 2Alt. Sax. Ten. Sax, Bar. Sax., 4Hn., 3Tpt., 3Tbn., Tba., Db., Timp., Vib., 3Perc.

I.Escarpas ; II. Colinas; III. Plains


Work selected by the XVIII Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual and debuted in 27/11/2016 by the Woodwind Orchestra of UFRJ, regency of Marcelo Jardim, Sala Cecilia Meireles, Rio de Janeiro.

Program note:

Três Relevos (three landscapes) are inspired by three different geographical formations and the expressive contents associated to them. The movements are executed without stop. Escarpments are repetitive, full of slopes and edges that limit them. In the Hills there end the sharp tips, and the elevations are more linear and gradually ascending. The Plains where we arrive are flat but swept by winds, hence the static agitation. The work is a kind of painting of these landscapes.

Acácio Piedade

Audio: recording of the premiere

Listen also  Escarpments A version of the first movement of Três Relevos, written for wind ensemble. Escarpas was premiered by the Mogiana band (Festival Music Nova, 2016). Conductor: José Gustavo Julio de Camargo.