Farewell Patagonia for Flute and Piano
This work pays homage to the indomitable spirit of those pioneering Welsh men and women who, beginning a century and half ago, forged a new life for themselves in Chubut Province on the southern-most tip of Argentina.
Celebratory in tone, the piano sets the mood from the word go. The driving tango rhythm must be relentless throughout, apart from the brief middle section ( bars 40 - 56 ) where a more lyrical approach is required. Even here, the strict Latin tempo should never waver.