Son Contemporaneo

Here’s a partial score for Yosvany Terry’s “Son Contemporaneo” (or “Contemporary Son”).  This tune is a far cry from the folkloric son music of 1890s Cuba; it eschews traditional instrumentation and tonality, and is mostly built on a major triad with a flatted 6th, a sound that’s been in vogue in the early 21st century.

This almost never happens, but when I heard this on the radio for the first time I had to pull my car off the road just to listen.

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