Divertimento in honor of St. Francis de Sales
Composer: Henrique Coe
Concert: Nov 22, 2016 (Student Composers Concert)
Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto (Walter Hall)
Henrique Coe (Baroque flute)
Radka Hanáková (harpsichord)
Joel Tangjerd (cello)
Divertimento in honor of St Francis de Sales was composed soon after I started studying the Baroque flute. The piece mixes Medieval and Baroque ideas with some modern techniques. The form is similar to a Rondo, that is to say, a refrain appears from time to time. The piece is dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622), whose book “Introduction to the Devout Life” has a chapter on allowable amusements and recreations.