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GRADE 6 (F)


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Remembrance

First Symphony for Wind Orchestra

Duration | 22:00 aprox.

Grade | 6 (E)

Remembrance is the first symphony for symphonic band of Carlos Pellicer and has been commissioned by…

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Remembrance is the first symphony for symphonic band of Carlos Pellicer and has been commissioned by the Societat Filharmónica Alteanense as a piece of obligatory interpretation for the 45th edition of the Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Música ‘Villa de Altea’ which, under the slogan ‘Una dona del poble: Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas’ (a woman of the town: Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas), will be dedicated to women, to gender equality and in particular to the figure of this writer from Alicante. In this way, the Remembrancesymphony is built from the novel that possibly represents Sanchez-Cutillas: ‘Matèria de Bretanya’, no doubt the novel that has become, is and will be the reference book for all the Alteans. Its premiere will be next December in the Palau Altea of the same town during the celebration of this International Contest of Music Bands.

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II Movement

III Movement


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Dis-TENSIONS-diS

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 15:56

Grade | 6 (F)

Dis-TENSIONS-diS received a Mencion de Honor at the Italian Concorso Internazionale di Composizione…

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The title ‘Dis-TENSIONS-diS’ is a game (or pun) with the words tension and distension (relaxation). The work stems from a ‘Leitmotiv’ presented at the beginning of the work by the warm sound of the bassoon. So from this melody draws all small parts for maximum re-use like elements of cohesion in different parts of the work. Hence the inevitable game of ‘tension and relaxation’ that occurs from such re-use of the same subject, but with a multitude of possible variations.

Dis-TENSIONS-diS received a Mencion de Honor at the Italian Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale per Banda 2009.

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GRADE 5 (E)


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Sequences for band

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 15:50

Grade | 5 (E)

Sequences for Band was awarded with the First Prize of the prestigious International Contest…

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Sequences for Band is constructed from several melodic sequences that converge independently of each other on many occasions but sometimes also agree together. The work is divided into three distinct and well contrasted parts: the first and third part are mostly eclectic and with great force whereas the second part is used to relax the musical discourse.

Sequences for Band was awarded with the First Prize of the prestigious International Contest for Original Band Composition in Corciano, Italy 2013.

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Discursum

Music for a proclamation, for Concert band

Duration | 3:10

Grade | 5 (E)

The original version for orchestra was written in 2012 for the Proclamation of Benigànim Festival (Valencia)…

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The original version for orchestra was written in 2012 for the Proclamation of Benigànim Festival (Valencia). Adapted and revised in 2013 for symphonic band, it was premiered in Burriana (Castellón) on October 6, 2013 by the Federal Band of the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community under the direction of the maestro Rafel Garrigós in the Awards Gala Euterpe of Music 2013.

It is a brief but very intense piece. Designed to open or close any act such as a concert, a commemoration or a proclamation. After an energetic introduction the flute only introduces the main theme of the work. An expressive and emotive subject at the same time culminating with the reexposure of the introduction but with a final variation worthy of any apotheosis. On the day of its premiere, the end of the piece was accompanied by a large fireworks castle!

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Hemispheric Concerto

Concerto. Tuba solo and concert band

Premiere in 2021. Available very soon…

Duration | 11:50

Grade | 5 (E)

Hemispheric Concerto is a work for tuba solo and concert band, dedicated and commissioned by the prestigious international tubista Ricardo Carvalhoso…

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Hemispheric Concerto is a work for tuba solo and concert band, dedicated and commissioned by the prestigious international tubista Ricardo Carvalhoso, soloist of the Münchner Philharmoniker (Munich Philharmonic Orchestra). The conception of the word ‘hemisphere’ and how the individual parts come together to form a larger and more perfect whole, has been one of the main axes when composing this committed work for the band. Undoubtedly, today we can apply this concept to a multitude of elements, approaches and geographical, scientific and even musical reasoning. But surely the most concise and perhaps most perfect example of this concept is that which science applies to each of the structures that make up the human brain. The two halves, or hemispheres that make it up, have an inverse character and are asymmetrical. Among other capacities, the left hemisphere controls the functions of speech, the ability to write, makes it possible to understand numbering and allows us to understand mathematics and logic: causal reasoning. The hemisphere on the right side, on the other hand, is characterized by being the center of nonverbal viso-spatial abilities, more linked to feelings, sensations and in general to perception. Despite the obvious separation of both hemispheres, they also have characteristics that allow continuous communication with each other, and in this way they share skills such as the recognition of words, objects and, above all, the formation of memory and its recovery. Each perceives reality in its own way, but neither is more important than the other. To be able to perform a task we need both hemispheres, pretending the balance.

Hemispheric Concerto aims to reflect all this structuring through the fundamental concepts of causal reasoning, memory recovery, perception and balance in general. All this musically related from the main melodic elements that are born fundamentally in the second movement of the work (Lost memory) and that are shared equally in the first and third (Allegro Causal and Allegro Perceptual), resembling the functioning of the brain human.

It is important to highlight the importance of the second one in particular ‘Lost memory’. Surely we all know or have suffered with someone close to us the terrible drama that can become memory loss, or even heartbreaking Alzheimer’s disease. It is precisely in that part shared between both hemispheres of the human brain where these problems with memory begin. In the same way, in Hemispheric Concerto this is the shared part between the first and third movement of the work, and where all the excitement and drama of these terrible diseases is spilled. The rest of the work is constructed on the basis of a strong language on many occasions, trying to reflect that so perfect and so “balanced” complexity of the human brain through musical discourse.

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Chocolat!

For solo trumpet, two percussionists and concert band

Duration | 8:20 aprox.

Grade | 5 (E)

Chocolat!’ is a piece written for solo trumpet, two percussionists and concert band with…

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Chocolat!’ is a piece written for solo trumpet, two percussionists and concert band with style inspired by funk and jazz music. The name, comes from the nickname of trumpet player Raúl Garcia ‘Chocolate’. It consists of a main part that is repeated in the third part of the work and a central part only where percusionitas and solo trumpet can openly vary the music initially proposed by the composer, totally ad libitum. It can also be interpreted as it is written. With a very current character, it is an ideal piece to complete a concert of original and different form. The level of the piece for the belt is 3-4. But ‘Chocolat!’ is more than another musical work for band, IS A PROJECT.

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Menu

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 11:55

Grade | 5 (E)

It is a work divided into three movements which are related to the development and “tasting” of a good gastronomic menu…

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It is a work divided into three movements which are related to the development and “tasting” of a good gastronomic menu. The titles of these movements (L’Apéritif, La spécialité du Chef and “American pie”, le grand finale) are related to the content, character and rhythm of each dish prepared for this original menu: a short but intense starter, a main dish with different textures but very consistent, and a good dessert with a lot of flavor and a lot of rhythm.

World Chain Premiere

 This is an original and new initiative never realized: the “premiere in chain” of a band composition. 

 The idea is born of the composer  himself: “For some time now I’ve been thinking about being able to carry out a project of these characteristics, to make a chain debut of one of my works. A premiere in each country. Only one premiere in each country”.

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JAD-A-DAJ

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 12:40

Grade | 5 (E)

JAD-A-DAJ received a 2nd prize at the Italian Concorso Internazionale di Composizione originale per banda…

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The name ‘JAD-A-DAJ’ comes from a combination of several compositional resources, hence the subtitle ‘eclectic dialogues for band’. The music responds to a pure work of analysis and more specifically to the search to exploit contrasts in the wide range of sounds provided by the wind instruments and percussion. After stopovers in the Neapolitan scale Mayor and trying to obtain quarters for chords using all notes of that scale, I got a chord in which the interval appears completely symmetrical: it is what some composers have called ‘closed cycle of fourths’.

JAD-A-DAJ received a 2nd prize at the Italian Concorso Internazionale di Composizione originale per banda 2009

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Flash

Suite for wind band

Duration | 10:00

Grade | 5 (E)

FLASH, suite for wind band, was written in 2015. The work that names the first monographic CD…

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FLASH, suite for wind band, was written in 2015. The work that names the first monographic CD of the wind music of Carlos Pellicer “Flash”, is written and dedicated to the Agrupació Musical Sta. Cecília d’Ador, Valencia, for the celebration of its 125th anniversary. 

The work is structured in three movements: Overture, is built with a solid sonority combining different styles. Loving time, is much more classic and with great expressiveness. It differentiates two independent sub parts and a third that interrelates the two previous, inspired by two people of great importance for the author, his wife Natalia and his son Àlex. The work closes with a movement much more effective and brilliant, Adornian finale, name derived from the locality of Ador, to which belongs the Agrupació Musical Sta. Cecília d’Ador.

This CD gathers some of the most important works of the composer edited by the Dutch publishing house Molenaar Edition.

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Omaira

Concerto. Version for Trombone (bass or tenor) & wind orch. (or piano reduction)

Also available for Tuba solo and Euphonium solo

Duration | 12:10

Grade | 5 (E)

On November 13th 1985 the town of Armero in Columbia was literally swept away. It was bombarded by…

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On November 13th 1985 the town of Armero in Columbia was literally swept away. It was bombarded by an avalanche of mud and stones set off by the melting of glaciers caused by the soon-to-erupt Volcano Nevado del Ruiz. This composition is dedicated to then 13 year old, Omaira Sanchez, one of the more than 23,000 victims of this disaster. The version for bass trombón was released in April of 2013 by the Banda Municipal de Castellón under the direction of José Vte. Ramón Segarra and Javier Colomer (Bass trombone solo). The version for tenor trombone was released in December 2013 by the Banda Municipal de Pinto under the direction of Jose Antonio Blasco and Ximo Vicedo (solo tenor trombone – ORTVE).

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Euphoric City

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 10:20

Grade | 5 (E)

Euphoric City is a work that was commissioned by the Heart of Texas Concert Band to commemorate the…

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Euphoric City is a work that was commissioned by the Heart of Texas Concert Band to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Antonio that was commemorated throughout the year 2018. Its premiere was on May 6, 2018 for the Heart of Texas Concert Band conducted by Carlos Pellicer. It has a clearly ‘euphoric’ character but at the same time with a certain feeling. San Antonio de Texas is located in an area of the southern United States that throughout its history has suffered great wars and major transformations. Without a doubt, a city that has evolved by giant steps during these 300 years to become one of the most important and representative cities in the United States.

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GRADE 4 (D)


Brassbound five

Concert for brass quintet and concert band

Duration | 12:00

Grade | 4 (D)

Brassbound Five is a work written for brass quintet soloist and symphonic band. It was commissioned by the…

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Brassbound Five is a work written for brass quintet soloist and symphonic band. It was commissioned by the Sanganxa Foundation (Spain) for its premiere during the 3rd Back to Brass Festival held in La Llosa de Ranes (Valencia-Spain) in December 2018. It is a piece with a marked virtuosic character in many moments and great expressiveness in others, especially for the 5 solo instruments. The position of the soloists is designed to be placed in front of the director, between himself and the rest of the band in a normal semicircular position (trumpet 1, horn, tuba, trombone and trumpet 2), except at certain times indicated in the score where they will change the position standing up behind the director and projecting firmly towards the audience. Also, the piece at other times is likely to be accompanied by some kind of coordinated choreography among the 5 solo musicians, this possibility being optional and free (not indicated in the score).

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Omaira

Concerto. Version for Euphonium & wind orch. (or piano)

Also available for Tuba solo and Trombone solo (bass or tenor)

Duration | 12:10

Grade | 4 (D)

On November 13th 1985 the town of Armero in Columbia was literally swept away. It was bombarded by…

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On November 13th 1985 the town of Armero in Columbia was literally swept away. It was bombarded by an avalanche of mud and stones set off by the melting of glaciers caused by the soon-to-erupt Volcano Nevado del Ruiz. This composition is dedicated to then 13 year old, Omaira Sanchez, one of the more than 23,000 victims of this disaster. The version for bass trombón was released in April of 2013 by the Banda Municipal de Castellón under the direction of José Vte. Ramón Segarra and Javier Colomer (Bass trombone solo). The version for tenor trombone was released in December 2013 by the Banda Municipal de Pinto under the direction of Jose Antonio Blasco and Ximo Vicedo (solo tenor trombone – ORTVE).

This is the version for wind orchestra and euphonium. The new revised version for soloist and band euphonium was premiered on January 19, 2019 by the prestigious soloist Steven Mead along with the Belgian band Maasmechelen ConcertBand and maestro Mark Prills. Also, it is included in the latest CD of the prestigious English musician ‘PULSE’, with the ‘Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force, Conductor: Matty Cilissen.

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Iuventûs

Overture for concert band

Duration | 10:20

Grade | 4 (D)

Iuventûs is an overture for band written in 2002 and is dedicated to the Youth Band of the…

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Iuventûs is an overture for band written in 2002 and is dedicated to the Youth Band of the ‘La Tropical de Benigánim Musical Society’ (Valencia-Spain). It is a very varied timbre and rhythmic piece with the intention of reflecting the freshness, intensity and uncontrolled happiness of that time that we have all lived: youth. The work is full of small individual interventions for a wide variety of instruments, ranging from the most serious to the most acute.

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Euphontastic

Concert for a euphonium solo and concert band

Duration | 12:21

Grade | 4 (D)

Euphontastic is a piece written for Solo Euphonium and concert band and is dedicated to Steven Mead…

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Euphontastic is a piece written for Solo Euphonium and concert band and is dedicated to Steven Mead, an English virtuoso euphonium soloist and teacher who has played an important role in achieving worldwide recognition of the instrument: the euphonium. The derivative title ‘Euphontastic’, comes from the union of two very significant words to understand the meaning and character of the work: Euphonium+Fantastic. Through this union a true relationship is created between the great moments of virtuosity of the work, the maximum expressivity taken to the limit and the great majesty, all carried out by the great possibilities of this instrument. The premiere of the work was made during the celebration of the World Conference of the WASBE 2019 (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), in Buñol (Valencia) and with the same Steven Mead as a soloist, accompanied by the Rovereto Wind Orchestra (IT ) and under the direction of Maestro Andrea Loss.

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Latente overture

Overture for concert band

Duration | 10:30

Grade | 4 (D)

Written in 2012 to be interpreted in the 34th Band Contest of the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, as a piece of…

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Written in 2012 to be interpreted in the 34th Band Contest of the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, as a piece of work of obligatory interpretation. The work is divided into three distinct parts. The first introduces itself in an almost surprising way and with a certain air of “intrigue”. After a section where part of the main theme of the work is exposed, a second part comes much more expressive and emotion. The final part comes by returning the materials previously exposed to finish energetically and very vibrant.

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Subiaco

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 10:00

Grade | 4 (D)

The symphony suite for band ‘Subiaco’  is based on a trip that the author makes to Italy…

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The symphony suite for band ‘Subiaco’  is based on a trip that the author makes to Italy in the summer of 2003 and where he resides for a few days in a small city, Subiaco 63 km from Rome, where more than a century ago was the Birthplace of great painters and artists from all over Europe. Among them was Vicente March, an illustrious Valencian painter who lived there about 16 years and to whom the author dedicates this work.

The work is divided into four clearly differentiated movements, although the first is interlaced with the second, and the third with the fourth: The Streets of Subiaco, L’Aqcua dell’Aniene, Subiaco Pictoresco and Nerone (Final).

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Vida

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 10:26

Grade | 4 (D)

Musical story for narrator and band written in 2002. ‘Vida’ is a work in which the thread…

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Musical story for narrator and band written in 2002. ‘Vida’ is a work in which the thread is the story of a Spanish girl, Maria, who lives bitter since her older brother, Carlos, had an accident that left him disabled . Thus the child tries to find the “spirit of life” to grant him a wish: the happiness of his brother. During the story, Maria encounters a spirit of which she becomes a close friend, and who believed that she had come to her to grant her wish, but it was not so. Arnas, his friend the “spirit,” had come to her to make her realize that life, in spite of all the catastrophes that may happen to us, must go on, with or without wheelchairs.

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GRADE 3 (C)


Com un remor a l’orella

‘As a whisper to the ear’

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 6:26

Grade | 3 (C)

Written in 2004, ‘Com un remor a l’orella’ (As a whisper to the ear), it is dedicated to Arnau Pascual Navajas, son of the composer and conductor José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana…

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Written in 2004, ‘Com a remor a l’orella’ (As a whisper to the ear), it is dedicated to Arnau Pascual Navajas, son of the composer and conductor José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, friend of the author. It was premiered by the Societat Musical “La Nova de Xàtiva” in March 2007, under the direction of José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana. It is a short piece with free form where the tenderness and freshness of childhood is allowed to glimpse among his notes. After a brief introduction, the first part of the work is characterized by the warm cello, which gives off a tender melody in the form of a lullaby. Song that could be sung by a mother to her son, song that would arrive at the baby “as a whisper to the ear”.

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ETNA

Instrumentation | Concert band

Duration | 12:40

Grade | 3 (C)

The Symphonic Poem ‘ETNA’, is based on a legend that over the centuries has lasted between Greco-Roman mythology…

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The Symphonic Poem ‘ETNA’, is based on a legend that over the centuries has lasted between Greco-Roman mythology. It is considered that the legend is attributed to the mythical personage Hephaestus, Greek god of the fire, smith of the gods. This, like almost every Greek god, Hephaestus has its equivalent Roman god: Vulcan. That is why in Roman civilization also venerated the figure of the fire god but for them called Vulcan, of which has always maintained the same legend as on his Greek counterpart Hephaestus. It was premiered by Sociedad Musical “La Tropical” of Benigànim, Spain, on December 1999.

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