Composition - - American Recorder Society
Algunos lugares I - MLE 51
By Marcelo Milchberg 2013
A solo
The style of playing I intend for this piece is flexible in the phrasing and connections from line to line, yet rhythmically precise. I invite the performer to seek expressive possibilities in the slurs and to have fun exploring different combinations of tonguing and articulations. Also, the simple pleasure of blowing seems to me essential in playing this piece. Finally, experimenting with different sound textures is encouraged!
-- Marcelo Milchberg
Winner, ARS is 75! Composition Competition, Solo Category

The idea for a composition competition came up in 2013 at an ARS board meeting during a lively discussion of the (then) upcoming 75th anniversary of the ARS. How should we celebrate this wonderful milestone? We wanted to take on a project that we could afford, that we could complete in time, and that would be meaningful to as many ARS members as possible. The ARS is 75! Composition Competition consisted of five categories: Quartet/Quintet at the chapter reading level; Duo/Trio for low intermediate players; Solo for the advanced player; Recorder Orchestra piece at the upper intermediate level; and a category for young composers. I am pleased to present the winner of the Solo category.

Judges’ comments: Excellent in all respects.
—Glen Shannon, Editor
No. of Recorder Parts:
Very Challenging
Members' Library Editions
Date Added:
Concert, Non-tonal/Modern, Improvisatory Schemes