Grotesque variations, for cobla and timpani (2005)

Instrumentation | Flabiol (Pipe) in F, Tible (Treble Shawm) in F 1., Tible (Treble Shawm) in F 2., Tenora (Tenor Shawm) in Bb 1., Tenora (Tenor Shawm) in Bb 2., Trumpet in Bb 1., Trumpet in Bb 2., Trombone in C, Fiscorn (Bass Flugel Horn) in C 1., Fiscorn (Bass Flugel Horn) in C 2., Contrabass, Timpani.

Duration | 8 minutes.

Premiere | Cicle Cor, Cobla i Dansa — Palau de la Música — Barcelona (Spain) | 4th of March 2006 | Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona, Santi Molas (percussion), Xavier Pagès-Corella (conductor).

Discography | Música de concert per a cobla — Volum III

Comments | Commissioned by the Orfeó Català Foundation - Palau de la Música 2005. It is been composed using the variation technique, over a theme of a chamber opera by the same composer, Bruna de nit. The eleven variations are linked without interruption, creating an effect of accelerando till the climax of the work on a sustained trill in the high register. The theme which generates the work, never appears in its original form.

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Scores | Influx Sheet Music (Edició en PDF).

Video | Recording with score:

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