Iduna by Carlos-Duque published on 2013/01/17 00:31:53 +0000 Winner International Composition Contest Francisco Escudero 2008. Iduna, the Norse goddess of youth, fertility, and death, was the custodian of golden apples which allowed the Aesir gods to maintain their youthfulness, and the only god allowed to gather the apples, keeping them in a golden chest. Iduna was the wife of Bragi, god of poetry, and originally a member of the Vanir. She departed the fields and forests of Vanaheim to live with him in Asgard. This work was written in two parts using serial technique. The first is a Prelude and the second, a Dance, most of it in a typical Spanish rhythm called the ‘Petenera’ (6/8 + 3/4). The work itself was created through workshops at City University with Professor Owen Murray, the head of the accordion department at the RAM. This piece was awarded the First Prize in the International Composition Contest Francisco Escudero 2008.