Onorato Costa: Souvenir d'Orient ou Fantaisie Brillante, op. 12
for flute and guitar

edited by Brian Jeffery

Costa Souvenir d'Orient - from Tecla Editions

Onorato Costa's Souvenir d'Orient is an extended early nineteenth century piece, fine and exuberant, for flute and guitar, historically extremely interesting, incorporating as it does in a remarkable way elements of Greek popular music of the time.

New re-engraved edition (not facsimile), with an extensive preface.  Score with separate flute part, 20 + 8 pages.  First published by Tecla in 1983.

This is a remarkable and attractive work, challenging from the technical point of view. Anyone seeking new repertory for this combination of instruments is recommended to try this.

Onorato Costa: Souvenir d'Orient 
Price 29.00 euros / or 20.90 UK pounds / or 36.00 US dollars
ISBN 978-0-906953-39-6 / TECLA 0039

It incorporates elements of Greek popular music of the time. One section is "Romance grecque. Ilios Lambros, Soleil Lumineux", and another is "Sirtos, Danse grecque nationale". An interesting example of the enthusiasm for Greece at this period of the struggle for Greek independence.

See the beginning of the Sirtos, in score, as a pdf.

SEPTEMBER 2013   I'm sorry to say that because of damp in a warehouse in the past, all our copies have some rust on their staples (not very much, but it is there).  Please be aware of this when you order.  Of course remember that the music is fine and it's a very good piece with (I hope) a good introduction . . .

MAY 2014    Now that we have our new warehouse in Gloucester UK, it has been easier to get organized than it was before.  A count of this title shows that we only have 35 copies left, and it is now an antiquity.  In my opinion (BJ) this is a very unusual and interesting item.  That is why the new price now is a bit higher than it might otherwise have been.

Read the complete introduction

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Onorato Costa: Souvenir d'Orient  TECLA 0039

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