One of my favorite parts of being a composer is seeing and hearing other performers pouring themselves into my music, heart and soul – making it their own.
As my piece “Baroque Flamenco” is performed more and more, I get to see new versions of it all the time on YouTube – sometimes as a solo piece, sometimes with chamber ensemble or with full orchestra.
The biggest challenge in “Baroque Flamenco” is the fiery percussive cadenza, so I collected a selection of YouTube performances and embedded them below and marked where you can find the cadenza.
I also learned a LOT watching them! Like what I need to add to the written music to help people know how to play it (like keep the tempo the same between the Baroque melodies and Flamenco-type variations). But I really loved watching them all!
CADENZA AT 5:00
This seems to be a bad-quality bootleg of my own performance – but you’ll be able to see (sort of) how I performed the cadenza.
Eleanor Turner plays Baroque Flamenco
CADENZA AT 3:55
An informal video of Eleanor Baroque Flamenco in the Salvi showroom at the Eleventh World Harp Congress, Vancouver, July 2011.
Baroque Flamenco played by Maria Duhova Trevor
CADENZA AT 7:09
Baroque Flamenco composed by Deborah Henson Conant performed by harpist Maria Duhova Trevor at the Mid Missouri’s Got Talent November 5, 2011
Hannah Stone – Baroque Flamenco
Janne-Minke plays Baroque Flamenco (with orchestra)
Deborah Henson Conant’s Baroque Flamenco played by Mersiha Shukri, harp
Baroque Flamenco – Héloise de Jenlis
Ana Harp plays “Baroque Flamenco” (lever harp)
Deborah Henson-Conant’s “BAROQUE FLAMENCO” – arr. for flute and lever harp
I included this arrangement in particular because they’ve taken the arrangement and re-arranged it for flute & harp!
Deborah Henson-Conant’s “BAROQUE FLAMENCO” – Sonja Jahn – Solo Harp
This version is very interesting for many reasons including the end of the cadenza, which goes straight to the final melody (around 4:40) rather than the written transition! If you’re studying this piece, note the delicacy of the melodies as contrasted with the agressive rhythmic variations – and check out the near violence of the ending!