Sa Música

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Jacob de Haan

Jacob de Haan

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €116.00   |   Score Only (print) - €26.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

Choir (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sa Música is based on the history and atmosphere of the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands. It begins with a majestic introduction inspired by the Greek colonists who founded the temple of Heracles Maliorcas and the Romans who occupied Mallorca in 123 BC under Quintus Caecilius Metellus Balearicus. This is followed by a theme that conjures up the traditional processions on Mallorca. The Spanish influences are clear in the next fast theme, a real fiesta. After that we hear a slow lyrical theme, which Jacob de Haan composed on the words from the famous poem about pirates:

Canción del pirata by José de Espronceda:

Que es mi barco mi tesoro,
que es mi dios la libertad,
mi ley, la fuerza y el viento,
mi única patria, la mar.

(My treasure is my gallant barque,
My only God is liberty,
My law is might, the wind my mark, My country is the sea.)

This theme can also be sung in the original Spanish with one or more singers or choir. We then hear a cheerful dance combined with the procession theme, followed by sounds from La Balanguera, the official anthem of the island. Finally the Spanish theme is returns, assuring a festive conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by 'La Banda de Música de Llucmajor' from Mallorca (Spain), Juan Ramon Xamena Vidal (conductor).

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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