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Nelson Jesus

Nelson Jesus

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Subtitle: Portuguese Rhapsody No. 1 for Symphonic Band, Opus 20

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €185.50   |   Score Only (print) - €37.10

Movements (played without pause)

1. Fado Menor do Porto
2. Moda do Entrudo
3. Valsa Antiga
4. Cava Vinha Malhão
5. Palacio de Cristal
6. Clérigos
7. Vinho do Porto
8. Fado Meno (reprise)
9. Finale


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Program Notes

Built as a rhapsodic suite in the style of the great band composers from the early XX century (also nationalists and proud of their folk music), this piece has nine small connected parts in a free form, juxtaposing the popular themes with original ones, the folk flavours versus abstract chamber music, orchestral and solo parts. Like a symphonic poem, it describes some situations and quotations of Oporto. Here the word Porto refers both to the city and to the harbour, literally a sheltered place.

- Program Note from publisher


  • Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, 2016, 2nd prize.


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