A trip to Jupiter (2008)
Other titles | Viatge a Júpiter (Catalan) —Viaje a Júpiter (Spanish) — Le voyage sur Jupiter (French).
Instrumentation | Eleven-musician cobla (1 flabiol and tamborí, 2 tibles, 2 tenores, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 2 flugelhorns, 1 contrabass).
Duration | 8 minutes.
Comments | Commissioned by the Castell de Peralada Festival 2008 and premiered with the collaboration of Amunt Produccions. It is conceived to be performed together with the film A trip to Jupiter with direction, photography, and special effects by Segundo de Chomón, as it is conserved in the Film Library of Catalonia (original copy of the Nederlands Filmmuseum of Amsterdam).
The film begins in a room of a medieval palace, where a King is receiving an astronomy lesson. He has the opportunity to observe the wonders of the universe through a telescope, and also in a magical book. After the lesson, the King decides that he is tired and goes to the bedroom accompanied by the Astronomer and the Buffoon. Once asleep, he has a dream inspired by the emotions he experienced during the lesson:
Scores | Influx Sheet Music (PDF Edition).
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