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1) O VIRGO SPLENDENS from Llibre Vermell de Montserrat

O Virgo Splendens is a canon for three male voices from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, one of the oldest extant medieval manuscripts containing music. The Red Book is in the library of the Abbey of Montserrat, near Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

The Red Book includes three canons, two polyphonic songs and dances five dances and was copied at the end of the 14th Century. The relative simplicity, the dance rhythm and the strong melodies have given the music a lasting appeal.

This version includes some elements of contemporary music (multiphonics, bisbigliandi, etc) at the final section of the piece.

Recorded by Nacho Gascón at Stinky Studio (Lliçà de Vall, Catalonia/Spain)

2) TRUE LOVE by A Quiet Man

Sometimes, I like performing different kinds of music.

In December 2013, I recorded some solos for the “A quiet man” 4th CD. Here it is my favourite one…

I hope you like it!

3) EL SUR by Adolf Ventas

Adolf Ventas (1919-2014) was one of the pioneers of the classical saxophone in Spain. He was not only a great saxophone (clarinet and violin) player but also a good professor, conductor, composer and arranger.

His compositions are usually based on the music by Spanish composers from last 19th century as Albéniz but he often mixed their style with the modes of limited transposition by Messiaen as it follows.

I. Embrujo
II. Martinete
III. Zapateado

Recorded live at “Tribute to Ventas” in Reus and Amposta, 6th-7th February 2015.

4) FREE IMPROVISATION with Saxophone Choir

Free improvisation with my medium degree students (from 14 to 18 years old) at the Reus Conservatory.

Recorded live in concert at “Festival Simfònic” in Reus (Catalunya, Spain) 2014, 7th June.

5) SOLO DE CONCERT N. 2 Op. 77 by Jean-Baptiste Singelée

Friend of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Singelée wrote twenty works for saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) and piano and two quartets. These pieces were composed to promote the saxophone during the immediate years of its invention in 1840. Singelée used the most common styles of chamber music of that time (concert solos, fantasies, themes with variations, etc.) to show the melodic and virtuoso possibilities of the new instrument.

The Solo de Concert num. 2 Op. 77, written in 1860 or 1861, is one of the first works for baritone saxophone of the History of Classical Music at the same time that is also the Singelée’s second piece for baritone saxophone and piano (his first one is the Fantaisie Op. 60, dated from 1858). This work was composed for competition of the Paris Conservatoire in 1861 and was dedicated to Adolphe’s father, Charles-Joseph Sax (1790-1865).