The treatment that Benejam makes of each member of this family is completely idiomatic, harnesses their respective resources without forcing them and achieves a balance indicative of a deep understanding. These characteristics are present in the Four movements for string quartet, a piece full of both grace and intensity.
This small piece of less than five minutes is much appropriate for starting of a concert.
The Concerto Grosso stands out among the works written by Benejam in Ecuador, an energetic work, robust, with touches of humor and very representative of the personal language of the composer.
In Divertiment de Nadal for string orchestra you may find Les dotze van tocant, La Mare de Déu, Ara ve Nadal, Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu and El timbaler.
The Elegy About an Incaic Theme is a brief piece. This external briefness adjusts perfectly with an internal conciseness of the language, which grants the piece practically symetrical proportions, without the least moment of weakening or discouragement.
Instants of Nature for string orchestra seeks to create a lyrical and, above all else, expressive vision of nature. Certain landscapes can be linked to subjective moods and feelings.
The Poem by Lluís Benejam (first performed on 1954) was written without descriptive intent or in response to a particular literary theme. Although the composer might, at times, evoke such human emotions as sadness and happiness, or encourage the contemplation of Nature, Poem is meant as a work based solely on musical values.
This work comes from a very short song written in the spring of 1984 and belongs to a cycle of 20 songs, titled Les quatre estacions (The Four Seasons) with texts by Josep Carner.
This work consists of five complementary movements and, in the words of the author: “it is just a bit of fun, with no other pretension beyond that of passing a bit of time with live and cheerful music, without any more profound intentions”.
Two Pieces for String Orchestra have all the charm of Agustí Borgunyó’s language: simplicity, freshness, elegance and direct communication without any kind of speculative interest, with a very Mediterranean air permeating them from the first bar.