Despertaferro, for orchestra (2004, arr. 2010)

Instrumentation | Piccolo, Flute 1., Flute 2., Oboe 1., Oboe 2., Clarinet in Bb 1., Clarinet in Bb 2., Bassoon 1., Bassoon 2., Horn in F 1., Horn in F 2., Horn in F 3., Horn in F 4., Trumpet in C 1., Trumpet in C 2., Trumpet in C 3., Trombone 1., Trombone 2., Trombone 3., Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Violins 1., Violins 2., Violas, Violoncellos, Contrabasses.

Duration | 9 minutes.

Premiere | Auditori de Sant Cugat del Vallès — Barcelona (Spain) | 24th of April 2005 | Orquestra Simfònica de Sant Cugat, Josep Ferré (conductor).

Comments | Medieval fantasy inspired by the adventures of the Almogavars in Turkish lands. The title of this work is the war cry of the Almogàvers (Catalan medieval warriors). It is divided into five sections: 1. Introduction (Fanfare), 2. Farewell and departure of the Almogaver warriors, 3. Advance of the Turkish and Almogaver armies, 4. The battle and 5. Desolation and devastation at the battlefield. Orchestration of the original version for three coblas. It also exists a concert band version.

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Scores | Influx Sheet Music (Edició en PDF).

Video | Live recording:

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