Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band (2011)
Commissioned by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona.
Dedicated to its principal conductor Salvador Brotons
Premiered at L’Auditori, Sala 1, Pau Casals, in Barcelona on February 9, 2014, at 18:00 PM.
Conducted by Maestro Youngmin Park.
This Symphony consists of four movements: movement I and IV are traditionally symphonic – dramatic, with extensive thematic and rhythmic development, textural contrasts and grand sonorities. The second movement, Canço, is intimate and has the melodic and expressive characteristics of a Catalonian song. The third movement, Scherzo, has an evocative melody in the central section framed with sections featuring playful ostinatos. The last movement, Tempo giusto is majestic and has the character of an epilogue, balancing the symphonic weight of the first movement and bringing back some of its thematic and rhythmic material. There is no program associated with this Symphony and is abstract in nature.
PROGRAM NOTES (Spanish)
Interview with Canal Terrassa Valles Television Program Entre3
Interview on the National Catalan newspaper El Periodico on February 9, 2014