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Luis de Pablo

Luis de Pablo

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Zerboni, through Schott
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Corola was written in 1998 for saxophone quartet, piano and percussion, commissioned by the Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (CDMC) in Madrid, and was premiered by its dedicatees, the Sax-Ensemble, in London, on 6 December that year and a little later (the 23rd) in Spain by the same players, in a concert in the National Auditorium under the direction of José de Eusabio.

The score has much of a modern “divertimento”: the composer exploits saxophone resources in full, using these instruments over a very broad palette from caricature to their most refined possibilities, taking them through severe difficulties like the unison passages or the risky last long solo note; a piano and a timpani colour the sonority with the effectiveness proper to a master hand. In Luis de Pablo’s own words,

Corola “consists of a single extremely virtuosic movement which superimposes several tempi with regular pulses against others which are free, and passages in recitative style (sometimes in unison) with others of great contrapuntal complexity. The form of the work is free, and timbre plays an essential part in the musical discourse. Its title is a visual metaphor, but is not descriptive”.

- Program Note by José Luis García Del Busto (translated by Gordon Burt) for liner notes of Verso CD En Torno a Luis de Pablo


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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