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Danses imaginàries

Clarinete en Sib y Piano

PASTOR, Gerard

Reg.: B.4046

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  • Ensemble: Duos: With piano; .
  • Genres: Clásica / contemporánea: Cámara.
  • Product format: Partitura
  • Difficulty level: Advanced-superior
  • Period: 2nd half S. XX - XXI
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • No. of pages: 32
  • Measure: 31,00 x 23,00 cm
  • Lenght: 09'04''
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-4129-8
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: No

The “Danses Imaginàries” were originally written for a cobla music ensemble in 2018, during a short period of time, only ten days, initially with the idea of creating a piece for a soloist clarinet and cobla. As a reference, I used one of the compositions that I know best and that I have interpreted and conducted often: Dance Preludes from Lutosławski. Due to the language I was using when writing and the instrumental power of the coble, I ended up ruling the clarinet out. At the same time, its essence reminded me of a composition I wrote around 2006 for the saxophonist Helena Coronel. When it debuted, this piece awoke interest in Josep Fuster, a clarinetist, who invited me to write a piece for him some day. This idea was stored in a drawer, but was never forgotten.

After winning the First Prize in the Composition Contest for Cobla Masquefa-Montgrins, and also conducting it with the Symphonic Catalan Cobla, I started to feel the urge to review it and bring the clarinet back into the spotlight.

In the end, it was the clarinetist Marta Urzaiz who encouraged me to write a new version of it for clarinet and piano. I first performed a very literal transcription for piano and clarinet, but it wasn’t until the lockdown during the 2020 pandemic that I really started reviewing the music sheet in depth, rewriting whole parts without changing anything from the original structure and having Josep Fuster’s sound in mind, to whom I dedicated this piece.

These are ethereal dances, that allow both the performers and the audience to picture imaginary dances. The sole idea was that they could entice the audience to think that they could somehow be danced and even vaguely remind them of a kind of dance but without being able to specify it. In order to emphasize this ethereal nature, I ended up naming them after the seasons of the year, since it is a natural phenomenon that has always fascinated me.

Gerard Pastor

Pròleg / Prologue / Prólogo

Danses Imaginàries:

 I. Dansa de tardor (Clarinet in Bb)

II. Dansa d'hivern (Clarinet in Bb)

II. Dansa de primavera (Clarinet in Bb)

IV. Dansa d'estiu (Clarinet in Bb)

Biografia / Biography / Biografía