Els Encantats

From Wind Repertory Project
Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

General Info

Year: 2021-2022
Duration: c. 9:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hafabra Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II (4 players needed)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Els Encantats, a single-movement work for wind orchestra written during 2021 and early 2022, is named after the Serra del Encantats, meaning Mountains of the Enchanted. These are two mountain peaks called Gran Encantat and Petit Encantat, and they are located next to the Sant Maurici lake in the Pyrenees in Catalonia, Spain. According to legend, these particular mountains were formed when two hunters escaped Mass in order to hunt the chamois – a goat-antelope – but were cursed and petrified, turning them into vertical peaks.

My focus was often on the emotions of a hypothetical mountain climber, including tension and fear, contrasted with the pleasant beauty of Gran Encantat, Petit Encantat and Sant Maurici lake. When writing the score, I was keen to adopt a strongly Spanish stylistic influence, as exemplified by the prevalent Phrygian mode. Els Encantats opens with a tentative introduction before embarking on an unsettling journey towards a dramatic conclusion.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Leeds University (Eng.) Union Music Society Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Tom Sangster, conductor) - 29 May 2022

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