Concertango

concertangoInstrumentation: Saxofón alto, Jazz Trio y Symphonic Band (View details)
Length: 27′
Grade: Solista 6, Banda 4
Publisher: PILES, Editorial de Música. Valencia. 2006

Movements

I. Andante – Tempo di Tango – Con vivacità – Andante Maestoso
II. Balada – Tempo de Milonga – Calmato
III. Molto Allegro

Premiere

Palau de la Música de Valencia. 16 de July de 2004
Carlos Marquina (Sax A.); Moisés Bautista (Piano)
Oscar Cuchillo (Cb.); Edu Fort (Batería)
Symphonic Band del C.I.M de Benimaclet
Director: Luis Serrano Alarcón

Otras agrupaciones que interpretaron la obra

  • Brigham Young University Wind Symphony (Utah, EEUU); Ray Smith, saxo; David Blackinton, director. (Premiere norteamericano)
  • Symphonic Band Santa Cecilia de Cullera; Leonardo Chofre, saxo; Salvador Sebastiá, director.
  • Banda Municipal de La Coruña; José Luis Represas, saxo; Marcel van Bree, director.
  • Banda de Música de Pontevedra; Rafael Yebra, saxo; Javier Viceiro, director.
  • University of Delaware Wind Ensemble (EEUU)
  • Symphonic Band Municipal de Córdoba (Argentina); Mauro Ciavattini, saxo; Frank De Vuyst, director. (Premiere sudamericano)
  • Symphonic Band del Centre Artístic Musical de Bétera; Ramón Cardo, saxo; Luis Serrano Alarcón, director.
  • Banda Municipal de Bilbao; Josep Vicent Ripoll, saxo; Rafael Sanz-Espert, director.
  • Symphonic Band del Musikene; Juan Pablo Hellín, director.
  • Banda Municipal de Palma de Mallorca; Fran Catalá Navarro, saxo; Juan Giménez, director.
  • University of North Texas Wind Symphony; Eugene M. Corporon, director.
  • Banda Municipal de Barcelona; Daniel Molina, saxo; Rafael Sanz Espert, director
  • Harmonie St. Cecilia de Zele (Bélgica)
  • The Philharmonic Winds (Singapur); Tim Reynish, director.(Premiere asiático)
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra (Gales, Reino Unido); Tim Reynish, director.
  • Dallas Wind Symphony; Tim Reynish, director.
  • Cornell University Wind Ensemble (New York, EEUU); Tim Reynish, director.
  • The Alabama Wind Ensemble (EEUU)
  • Central Iowa Youth Band (EEUU); James Romain, saxo; Randy Hoepker, director.
  • The Master’s College Wind Ensemble (California, EEUU); Steve Opfer, director.
  • Symphonic Band de la Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín (Colombia); Frank De Vuyst, director.
  • Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra (Adelaida, Australia); Tim Reynish, director. (Premiere australiano)

Concertango is, first of all, a work of fusion. On one hand an instrumental fusion, combining a classical symphonic group with a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). Above these two groups the saxophone soloist is the absolute protagonist. On the other hand a style fusion. We can find in this piece different stylistic reminiscences, from symphonic music from the beginning of 20th century, till real jazz elements. And above all, the tango is always present, specially the person of Astor Piazzolla. The title, a clear reference to one of Piazzolla's most famous pieces, such as Libertango or Violentango, makes very clear from the very beginning that Piazzolla was the real inspiration of this piece.