Delicate Omens CD

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Delicate Omens is Folias Duo’s culmination of seventeen years of traveling, performing, and composing. Released on their own Folias Music label, this seventh album features five world premiere recordings of compositions written during the duo's travels in rustic cabins across the United States and Canada.

Bergeron's Emerson is a mysterious three-movement piece for alto flute and guitar, inspired by the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Maret's Creole Ballet is a collection of six stylized dances that reflect the duo's experience as tango dancers and their love for Argentine folk music. Bergeron's Uncompahgre, a three-movement work inspired by the Southern Colorado region of the same name, showcases the virtuosity of both Bergeron and Maret on their respective instruments. The album concludes with Bergeron's solo guitar composition, which musically portrays the duality of fantasy and reality in "Don Quixote," followed by Maret's jazz-influenced Angel Forever for alto flute and guitar, a piece she describes as a fusion of Pat Metheny and Astor Piazzolla walking into a bar together.

All compositions by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret Published by Folias Music (ASCAP)

Carmen Maret: flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron: guitar

Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios May 11-12, 2019 in Boyce, Virginia Audio
Production and editing by Dan Merceruio
Engineered and mastered by Daniel Shores
Produced by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret Package Design & Photos by Carmen Maret

Cover art by Alynn Guerra Commissioned by Folias Music

Track List
Emerson (14:41) Andrew Bergeron
1. I. Lords of Life (5:24)
2. II. Delicate Omens (4:29)
3. III. Moody Child (4:48) for alto flute and guitar

Creole Ballet (12:02) Carmen Maret
4. I. Milonga (2:11)
5. II. Zamba I (1:35)
6. III. Canción (2:01)
7. IV. Zamba II (1:29)
8. V. Interlude (1:23)
9. VI. Tango (3:22) for flute and guitar

Uncompahgre (13:07) Andrew Bergeron
10. I. Silver Jack (3:55) 11.
II. Cimarron (4:48)
12. III. Courthouse (4:24) for flute, alto flute, piccolo and guitar

Quixote (9:40) Andrew Bergeron
13. I. Penance (4:35)
14. II. Chivalry (5:05) for solo guitar

15. Angel Forever (5:39) Carmen Maret for alto flute and guitar

Total Time: 55:09 Official Release: October 6, 2019