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Jungla

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Ferrer Ferran

Ferrer Ferran


Subtitle: Poema Ambientado en la Selva Africana : Banda sinfónica (Poem Set in the African Jungle, for Symphonic Band)


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piles
Cost: Score and Parts - €180.00   |   Score Only - €45.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Flugel Horn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Cabasa
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Derbuka
  • Djembe
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Rattle, metal
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Tubular Bells
  • Whip
  • Wind Machine
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Players screaming and chanting


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Jungla (Jungle) poem set in the African Jungle -- The Heart of the Jungle, the myths and their legends keep awake this vast unknown and discovered world.

The variety of legends of black Africa is to due to the diversity of tribes that inhabit it. The ancestors of their ancestors never lost their rites and ancestral myths. They continued to worship the spirits and geniuses [creative powers] who lived in nature.

The Luos, Massais, Swahikis and many other [African tribes] perform their prayers. Their beliefs are reflected in their dances and [they] dance to the rhythm of drums [to] make a delight to their [ancestors] honors.

The air, the earth, and the river are plagued with spirits who came and invoked when superior help was needed. Jungla is a power set in these dances, in these claims to invoke their gods. In this, one feels its power, its domination ..., its natural and spiritual wonder. The power of greatness and ancestors.

- Program Note (in translation) from score


The composer writes, “Jungla is a symphonic poem set to dances of various African tribes. The work is meant to depict the belief in the power and greatness of nature and the tribal ancestors. Drumming is an integral part of these honorary and celebratory rituals. This is the third work in a trilogy of pieces that focuses on the African forests.”

- Program Note by Dominic Talanca for the Lone Star Wind Symphony concert program, 16 July 2015


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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Ferran, F.; Institut Valencia de la Musica (2008). Jungla : Poema Ambientado en la Selva Africana : Banda sinfónica [score]. Piles: Valencia, Spain.
  • Rand, Catherine A. "Jungla." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 723-730. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.