La Trampa

from by Howard Haigh and Lava

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The genesis of this track was a piece of music written in 1999 for The Dukes Theatre production of Don Quiote. During the 'Tilting at Windmills' scene Haigh (on guitar) with members of the cast on violin, cajon, and Palmas, created a whirling, deranged Flamenco rhytm on an old Blues pattern.
It was taken up by the Morecambe Big-Band 'Off The Rails' in a new version with new sections of music, who performed it from 1999 to around 2005.
As the piece became a part of the Lava repertoire (from 2002 onwards) it developed still more (guitar-based) material. That is the version recorded here - in one take -in 2007. One take it may have been, but the finished sequence was edited and the order of sections slightly altered, plus there were a few overdubs. But if you hear the live version (check out Lava at The Dukes 'La Trampa' you will be struck by how close it is.
Finally, in 2005, Haigh was commisioned by The Hertfordshire Chorus to compose a 40-minute choral work. This became 'Land of Light' - premiered at Cambridge West Road Concert Hall, and subsequently performed at The Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Halls. The music of La Trampa was used as the basis of the conclusion to 'Light'. You can hear that version of the CD of 'Light' - have a look through the full range of albums.


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from Taraba, released December 23, 2007



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