This Concerto for Wind Instruments was conceived as a pedagogical work. It was commissioned by The Magistralia Foundation to be part of the repertoire for students at the Fourth Edition of Magistralia Summer Music Festival 2004. Even though it has been composed in a very personal language, the composer decided to use many compositional techniques with a common ground: all of them were used by composers of the 20th Century. Among them we can mention the use and manipulation of sets, aleatory, spatiality (as a reminiscence of wind works by Gabrieli), the use of geometric elements (lines and dots), and the use of different textures as an essential part of the architecture of the work. In this Concerto, there are three opposing forces: three small groups (woodwinds, brass, and percussion), a main group, and a solo clarinet. The parts in the piece have different levels of difficulty, which makes it suitable for a large number of students.
1Fl., 1 Ob., 1 Cl., 1 Bsn., 2 Hrn., 1Tpt., 1Tbn., 1 Perc., 2Fl., 2Ob., 2Cl., 2Bsn., 2Hrn., 2Tpt., 2Tbn., 2Perc.
The Magistralia Foundation
The Magistralia Wind Band on July 16, 2004