Serra, Joaquim

Serra, Joaquim

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Joaquim Serra i Corominas was born in Peralada (Alt Empordà) in 1907 and died fifty years later in Barcelona. The son of Josep Serra i Bonal, he studied with his father, Lluís Millet and Enric Morera and he wrote his first sardana (a typical Catalan dance) in 1923. He won two Concepció Rabell awards, for Trio en mi (1926) and Variacions per a orquestra i piano (1928), in addition to various prizes at the Sant Jordi competitions, specifically for Impressions Camperoles (1926), La Fira, Glossa del ball de gitanes and La presó de Lleida.
He wrote approximately fifty outstanding sardanas, such as La primera volada (1921), Infantívola (1922), Tendresa, Joiosa, Rocaborba and Apassionada (all in 1936). Serra’s posthumous piece of work, Puigsoliu was the best of his symphonic poems.
In 1934, he was appointed artistic director of the Associació de Barcelona radio station. He gave a course on orchestration for brass bands in 1948, which he summarised in his book, Tractat d’Instrumentació per a cobla (Instrumentation for brass bands) in 1957.

  • Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Three of the songs in the collection are traditional (from Aragon, Extremadura and Jaén) with simple, amusing arrangements that are bursting with freshness. Of the songs for mixed voices, we should highlight Capvespre and Idil.li de la fruita galana, impregnated by the climate that these texts portray, especially the first - a very inspired piece that...

  • 9,08 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Dansa is an extraordinarily brilliant piece, with admirable piano writing. The Tres Peces Breus pieces were composed in 1932, and their harmonic language is close to the vaporous and refined sonorities of Frederic Mompou’s music. The three pieces share an interesting mirror structure (ABCBA), a variant on the traditional ternary Lied.

    9,08 €
  • 18,15 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Edition: Digital

    Estampes Simfòniques has two parts: Danza Gitana and Fiesta Andaluza. The second movement is structured around a nocturnal air, while the centre of the first movement contains a habanera rhythm.

    18,15 €
  • 31,20 €
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    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Edition: Printed

    Estampes Simfòniques has two parts: Danza Gitana and Fiesta Andaluza. The second movement is structured around a nocturnal air, while the centre of the first movement contains a habanera rhythm.

    31,20 €
  • 18,15 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Impressions camperoles (Rural Impressions) was originally written for a cobla in a descriptive style which perfectly showcases the clear, natural language of this Empordà native.

    18,15 €
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  • 9,89 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    The richness, variety and intelligence of the writing of Serra gives the piano a crucial role in establishing an atmosphere of unique and totally different poetry in each song, where the voice may suggest the meaning of words, always with a simple and compelling expressivity.

    9,89 €
  • 9,89 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    The richness, variety and intelligence of the writing of Serra gives the piano a crucial role in establishing an atmosphere of unique and totally different poetry in each song, where the voice may suggest the meaning of words, always with a simple and compelling expressivity.

    9,89 €
  • 18,15 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    This work as described by its title is a romantic poem starting with passionate spirit and with a long and wide melody full of expressivity. The piano does not have a soloist part, in spite of appearing notoriously, but becomes part of the orchestral element. The central part consists of four soloist interventions of the violin, the clarinet, the flute...

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  • 36,00 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Edition: Printed

    On examining them and performing them you will appreciate the exquisite savoir faire of Joaquim Serra both as a composer and as an orchestrator.   

    36,00 €
  • 25,13 €
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    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    Edition: Digital

    On examining them and performing them you will appreciate the exquisite savoir faire of Joaquim Serra both as a composer and as an orchestrator.   

    25,13 €
  • 18,15 €

    Author: Serra, Joaquim

    The first of the Tres peces is called Matinal giving a popular air to the piano arpeggios. The second Cançó de Muntanya has clarinet pastoral improvisations. Finally, the third piece called Scherzo is a playful page structured in fugue style

    18,15 €
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