Tiento de falsas (2018)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: for Wolfgang Lindner
Tiento de falsas (2018) is dedicated to Wolfgang Lindner. The work’s title is taken from Iberian music of late Renaissance/early baroque. Pieces of this title were characterized by frequent use of dissonance for dramatic and expressive effect. The “falsas” of the title thus refers to “false notes” (dissonances) outside of the principal key. The work’s musical trajectory is built from the contrast of dissonance and consonance. In this piece, the traditional Iberian “redoble” figure appears in the principal material.