Frocta (Visser, Dick)

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Wim Hoogewerf (2017/8/10)

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Publisher. Info. Dick Visser Estate, 2017.
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Work Title Frocta
Alternative. Title
Composer Visser, Dick
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDV 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1996
First Performance. 1998
Dedication Carola Cuypers, saxophone and Enrique Malo Lop, guitar
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation soprano saxophone (B), guitar

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"Frocta" (Latin) meant, at the time, "an assortment of happy making things". At the end of the 15th and at the beginning of the 16th century, during the so called third generation "Dutch", the later "frotolla" was developed into a dance-song with instruments. Mostly a blowing instrument and a plucking instrument. Now, for example, 400 years later, the soprano saxophone and the guitar. Many style features of four centuries ago are kept: imitation of complete or fragmented melodies and the typical repetition of motifs. But the contemporary approach led to a free atonality and the use of rhythms like the South American rumba. (Dick Visser)