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Orchestra with or without voices 1991-2000

Ceremonia Barroca (1991) 35´

(Baroque Ceremony)

Parte I. Ars Moriendi (1. Hipogrifo violento 2. In ictu oculi 3. Soledades 4. Crepusculario de la mar océana 5. Fiestas sacramentales)

Parte II. La floresta del Sol-Jaguar (6. Chilam Balam 7. Los equinoccios y los solsticios 8. Canto al sol 9. La persistencia de la piedra 10. Inundación castálida)

(Part I. Ars Moriendi: 1. Violent hippogriff 2. In ictu oculi 3. Solitudes 4. Ocean sea twilight 5. Sacred Fiestas)

(Part II. Jaguar-Sun glade: 6. Chilam Balam 7. Equinoxes and solstices 8. Singing to the sun 9. The persistence of the stone 10. Castalida floods)

Texts: Calderón, Góngora, Tirso de Molina, Chilam Balam, Anonymous Inca and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

8 mixed voices chorus and orchestra (2 oboes, 2 trumpets, harpsichord and strings).

Premiere: Madrid (Spain), 3.IV.1992. Chorus and Orchestra of the Community of Madrid. Conductor: Miguel Groba.

Commissioned by the Community of Madrid.

Dedicated to Miguel Groba.

Recordings: RNE. CD: RTVE


Sinfonía No. 6, “Imago Mundi” (1990-92) 30´

(Symphony No. 6, Imago Mundi)

4(2 piccolos), 4(cor anglais), 4 (E flat clarinet, bass clarinet), 4 (double bassoons)-4, 4 Wagner Tubas, 4 (bass trumpets) 4, 2-celestes, 2 timpani, 4 percussionists, strings.

Premiere: Auditorio Nacional, Madrid (Spain), 28.X.1992. Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE). Conductor: Edmon Colomer.

Commissioned by the JONDE.

Dedicated to Edmon Colomer.

Recordings: Hyades-SGAE, RNE

Score: EMEC


América (1992, rev. 2000) 25´

Texts of Walt Whitman, Popol Vuh, Cristopher Columbus, Chilam Balam and from anonymous Aztec poems.

Soprano, baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (3-3-3 ( bass clarinet)-3 (double bassoons). 4-3-3-1, timpani, 4 percussionists, harp, strings).

Premiere: Maestranza Theater, Seville, 17.XI.2000. Pilar Jurado, Alfonso Echevarría, Cajasur Chorus, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville. Conductor: José Ramón Encinar.

Commissioned initially by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (USA), finally by the Sociedad Estatal para el Nuevo Milenio (Spain).

Dedicated to Maximilano Valdés.

Recordings: CD: Sociedad Estatal para el Nuevo Milenio

Score: EMEC