José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana
José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana (b. 30 April 1971, Muro de Alcoy, Alicante, Spain) also known as Pascual Vilaplana, is a contemporary Spanish composer, musical educator and orchestra conductor.
He attended music school, where he began studying euphonium and piano, continuing them in the Alcoy and Valencia Conservatories. He studied conducting with Jan Cober (the Netherlands), Eugenen Corporon, and James Croft (the United States), among others. He has been invited to guest conduct a number of prestigious band and orchestras. He was chief conductor of the Castell de Castells, Yatova, Bocairent, Xixona and Muro bands. As a composer, he has written music for chamber ensembles, symphonic music, works for chorus, and incidental music for the theater. Currently, Pascual Vilaplana is principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Albacete and director of the Nova de Xativa and l’Orquesta Filarmonia wind bands.
Works for Winds
- Jizán (2005)
- Kelarnit for Clarinet Quartet and Wind Orchestra (2017)
- Kalophonia (2013)
- Música per l'Enyor (2001)
- Sit de Plata (2014)
- Thalatta (1996)
- Yakka (2008)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. " Pascual Vilaplana, J. Rafael." Accessed 24 July 2018
- José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Wikipedia Accessed 24 July 2018
- Pascual Vilaplana website Accessed 24 July 2018