This work of Manuel Oltra is composed by two independent parts, which respond to two different rhythmic atmospheres. The first is a lullaby, and the second a rondo.
The composer he does not limit himself to using the trumpet as a fanfare instrument; rather he makes use of all its resources. The piece, though not exceptionally difficult to play, is demanding at the chamber level. The piano part is optional: it reinforces the rhythmical element of the piece and can help to set tuning when the piece is played by...
The Concerto for piano and chamber ensemble was composed in 1963 and was awarded the Schola Cantorum of Paris’ Composition Prize. It is a rather ‘raw’ piece. The piano part is most impressive but the thing that connects this concerto to the rest of the pieces of Guinjoan, is its rhythm.
The sense of humor of the author and his mordant sarcasm are reflected in the music of each of the five brass instruments, with varied counterpoints and rhythms.
Gerhard's Suite comprises two movements in the form of dance, El Conde Sol with a solemn character and predominance of a binary rhythm, and Sevillana, more agitated and in a ternary rhythm.
The Miniatures are small pieces for small groups (from duets, trios and quartets to groups of eleven players) which explore the possibilities of the performers from the perspective of sound rather than technique or virtuosity.