Tormenta del Desierto

From Wind Repertory Project
Ferrer Ferran

Ferrer Ferran

Subtitle: Sinfonía N. 1

The title and subtitle of this work translate from the Spanish as Desert Storm (Symphony No. 1).

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 21:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €236.51   |   Score Only (print) - €47.31


1. La Invasión de Kuwait – 5:40
2. El torque de Queda – 7:40
3. Avance de las Tropas Aliadas – 3:50
4. La Batalla de Basora – 4:30


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Flugelhorn or Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass (optional)
Timpani (with cymbal placed on head)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals (2 pairs: 1 small)
  • Darbuka (or Bongo (high))
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree
  • Sirens (2)
  • Snare Drums (3)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks (4)
  • Tom-toms (5)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Cello (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Gulf War started with the invasion and annexation of Kuwait by the troops of Iraq on the 2nd of August 1990. The United Nations Security Council condemned the occupation and authorized the use of military force (on the 15th of January 1991) to force Iraq to pull out of Kuwait and re-establish international peace and security.

The Allies, an international coalition of 28 countries led by the USA, carried out the operation called "Desert Storm" to free Kuwait. The Iraqi army, strained by the bombings, collapsed rapidly. The troops fled or were wiped out in a battle which took place east of Basra on the same day on which Kuwait was finally freed the 27th of February 1991.

By commandment from the City Council of Valencia for the International contest of music bands “CIUDAD DE VALENCIA”, year 2000

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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