Choan Gálvez

Ukulele composer, player, and teacher - Barcelona

In Despair

Performed by Samantha Muir

Published on April 21, 2021

I composed this piece for Samantha Muir, and that allowed me write beyond my performing abilities, as she can handle everything.

This is a very emotional score, with a sad and reflexive tone, although with glimpses of hope. Technically, there is classical tremolo and expressive dynamics involved, musically, there’s a bit of atonality, whole tone scales and motive repetition and transposition.

Here goes Muir’s premiere, which I consider an exceptional rendition.

The score, including notation and tablature, is available from The Ukulele Bookshop. The piece can be played on any sized re-entrant tuned ukulele.

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