Clarice Assad


(2008) Quebra-Queixo

Commissioned by Louis Trépanier and Catherine Donkin | c.a 5 mins.


Program Notes

Quebra-Queixo (Jaw Breaker) is the name of a sweet, hard candy from Brazil and this sugary treat was the inspiration for this piece for its sugar high, roller coaster effect. The piece is energetic,  based on a single melodic idea (motif) that repeats in various forms amidst peaks and crashes, which pulls the listener back and forth from from and to a frenetic stage.

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