A work of simple language, with American sound and a touch of Hollywood style, with great rhythmic resources, and especially of color and melodics, culminating with some Spanish touch.
Among the symphonic works of Benejam, there are three major concerts: violin, saxophone and oboe. The oboe concerto was composed in 1965, during the compositional maturity of the author.
The name Aplec stems from the open and Catalan nature of the tunes, with a very populist bent, which are in exquisite taste and treated with a refined counterpoint and rich orchestration.
Composed in 1962, the Flamenco Overture is one of the orchestral works that Benejam wrote once he had settled in Birmingham (Alabama), and reflects the Hispanic character of other works that he also composed during those years such as Baile (Spanish Dance), the Iberian Preludes and Lorqueña.
Empúries, the ancient Greek villa situated in the northeast of Catalonia, has been a source of inspiration for numerous artistic works, and especially of musical works.
Estampes Simfòniques has two parts: Danza Gitana and Fiesta Andaluza. The second movement is structured around a nocturnal air, while the centre of the first movement contains a habanera rhythm.
The Symphonic Variations on a theme by Henry Eccles, comprise one Theme, six Variations, one Cadence and a reprise of the theme. These small sections follow one anotherwithout any interruption, with the aim of creating a work with a single stroke within a structure is discontinuous in places.
La Rosa dels Vents by Oscar Larios is a music tale for symphonic orchestral ensemble of elementary grade and narrator. The work has been composed and arranged to be played by musicians at least attending the third or fourth elementary grade. This edition has been revised and orchestrated to ensure maximum adaptability of the orchestration available to...
This work is brilliant, energetic, at certain moments impressionist, at others polytonal or influenced by the language of jazz, it clearly evinces the spirituality of its composer.
Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra stems from the orchestration that made Lluís Benejam of one of his compositions, the Sonata for Saxophone and Piano, one of the most brilliant works of the author.
La Suite per viola i orquestra is imbued with the air of Hispanic festivity and Andalusian folklore which was so fashionable in the mid-20th century and is so appreciated by audiences around the world. Agustí Borgunyó displays a total mastery of orchestration as well as an exquisite taste for approaching the various themes without ever giving into the...