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Suite Renard

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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.

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Edition: Digital

    Period 20th c.
    Instruments 3*222-2000-sax.SATB-cb.
    Pages 78
    Time 18 min
    Contents score
    ISMN 979-0-3502-0560-6
    Remarks The parts are available in rent regime. Contact with the publisher.
    Price of print edition 20,80€
    Edition Digital

    The Suite Renard (Renard Suite) is playful piece, originally written for a string orchestra, and was partially debuted in 1989 by the Catalan Chamber Orchestra, led by Joan Pàmies, at the Nick Havanna Club in Barcelona as part of the ‘Music of the 20th Century’ music cycle. Clivis Publicacions released the printed edition in the year 2000 (ref. E381). Twenty years after its debut, the composer has recently composed an arrangement for wind ensemble with double base at the request of Abili Fort, the Technical Director of Barcelona Municipal Band. This latest version now being published by Clivis Publicacions was debuted on 20 May 2010 by this band at the Eduard Toldrà Auditorium at the Barcelona Music Conservatory, led by Joan Enric Lluna.
    The 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". The common thread running through the collection also responds to this playful spirit: the titles of the different movements include words beginning with the syllable “re" in reference to the musical note which defines the tone of the piece. These movements allow a story to emerge about the protagonist, the kiss, the joy of love, dreams about the future and an ending which returns everyone to their respective paths. However, the author insists, in what is a pleasing play-on-words in his native Catalan between the words “re”, the musical note, and “res”, meaning nothing: “we should say “re” about all of this”, adding that “it is about enjoying yourself while playing it and making those who are listening to you enjoy themselves too”. Despite the collection's raison d'etre, the author does not shy away from the demands of the arrangement for chamber orchestra, nor from the search for original textures and tonalities made possible by the combination of wind instruments and the double bass.

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