Unknown Friend, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Luis Serrano Alarcón

Luis Serrano Alarcón

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alarcon Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €55.77


One player per part recommended

Full Score
Flute I
Flute II/C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Luis wrote me a Cello Concerto which the Cleveland Winds recorded and filmed last year (2022), and makes a marvelous video – I go to it whenever I'm depressed. We did the UK premiere of that piece on July the 10th. Luis came across, and he came with this little piece, because Matthew, my second son, was due to come out and hear the premiere, which was in memory of my third son – all of my sons seem to die. And he never came, because he died in August [2021]. So Luis never met him, and so this is dedicated to Matthew – to The Unknown Friend. And I think – well, somebody, I think it was Adam Gorb, said that the piece is so poignant. It's full of sentiment for me, but not sentimental. It's difficult to write band music that's not sentimental, and I think this is it.

- Program Note adapted from oral comments by Timothy Reynish

To Matthew Reynish. In memoriam.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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