dedicated to Josefina Patrón de Gamboa
Duration: 21 minutes
II. The Rain in Humboldt
Halcyon Suite is comprised of three toccatas, each of which embody contrasting styles and character.
Dedicated to my grandmother, the Yucatecan composer and singer Doña Josefina Patrón de Gamboa (1943-1994), it is an amalgamation of Gershwin-ian melody, virtuosic bravado à la Poulenc, and encapsulated within a modern framework.
Recorded live at Teatro Peón Contreras, Mérida, Yucatán
November 20th, 2012