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Divertiment de Nadal

DE580

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.

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    Period 20th c.
    Instruments string orchestra
    Pages 35
    Time 6 min
    Contents score + parts
    ISMN 979-0-3502-0615-3
    Price of print edition 26€

    Somebody with a lot of Christian faith and certain poetic feeling said that western music comes from the first Christmas Evening celebration. What the angels sang would be the origin of all western classical music, and the praise of the shepherds would be the origin of popular music. The mystic Saint John of the Cross had already made this subtle distinction: “Men sang songs / angels melodies”.

    Since angels are still far away (and may that be for a long time) I have borrowed some melodies and have fiddled with them for a little while. And this is how this Divertiment de Nadal for string orchestra came to be. In it you may find Les dotze van tocant, La Mare de Déu, Ara ve Nadal, Sant Josep i la Mare de Deu and El timbaler (with a variation on the famous Bolero that my brother Oriol has lent me). This piece is dedicated to my domestic orchestra formed by Laura, Ferran, Gloria and Joana.


    David Puertas

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