The Concert for Percussion and Symphony Orchestra by Pere J. Puértolas keeps the same structure of a classical concert. Moreover, it's a very complex concert that required absolute mastery of every aspect of percussion.
Taking advantage of the characteristics of cobla instruments, the composer moved away from the initial concept of the music for open spaces and conceived the work to be played in a concert hall, with orchestration featuring small solo instruments combined with the depth of sound typical of thecobla.
This piece was inspired by different images from Classical Rome related to symphonic poetry and is structured in five short episodes.
It is a fantasia about the sea, in which the most important features are the dynamics, nuances and inner forces.
Like works from the Baroque period, it is characterised by its instrumental virtuosity, short structures and highly varied nature.
The Renard Suite is playful piece. Twenty years after its debut, the composer has recently composed an arrangement for wind ensemble with double base. The work consists of five complementary movements and, with no other pretension beyond that of passing a bit of time with live and cheerful music.