2. Torrents from Nile
3. The Pyramid of Giza
4. Cairo City
5. The Nile Delta
- Piccolo/Flute 1 [Piccolo] / 2 [Flutes]
- Oboe/English Horn 2 [Oboes] / 1 [English Horn]
- Bassoon 2
- Clarinet 1 [Sopranino] / 6 [Sopranos] / 1 [Bass]
- Saxophone 1 [Soprano] / 2 [Altos] / 2 [Tenors] / 1 [Baritone]
- Piano 1
- French Horn F 4
- Trumpet 3
- Flugelhorn/Cornet 1 [Flugelhorn] / 1 [Cornet]
- Trombone 3 [Tenors] / 1 [Bass]
- Baritone 2
- Tuba 1
- Double Bass 1
- Timpani 1
- Mallets 2 players [vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone]
- Cymbals/Other’s 1 player [triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, brake drum]
- Percussion I 2 players [rainstick, djembe, tambourine]
- Percussion II 2 players [water whistle, djembe, cowbeel]
- Percussion III 2 players [bass drum, traditional bass drum, darbuka]
None discovered thus far.
Since very early I have been interested in the ancient world civilizations, and the Egyptian civilization is perhaps the one that most fascinates me. This work portrays an “imaginary folklore” mainly based in literature about the Ancient Egypt.
This work dedicated to Francisco Ferreira and Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, with premiere in “III Concurso Nacional de Composição" conducted by Pedro Neves.
- Program Note by composer
al-Uqṣur is composed of six movements.
al-Uqṣur – The ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the new kingdom, and the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra.
Torrents from Nile – The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world.
The Pyramid of Giza – The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis. It is the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Cairo City – Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East. Located near the Nile delta, it was founded in (Anno Domini) 969 and is known as “the city of a thousand minarets."
The Nile Delta – The Nile Delta is formed in northern Egypt where the Nile river spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world’s largest river deltas.
Luxor – The current name of al-Uqṣur.
- Program Note by World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)
- al-Uqṣur has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
None discovered thus far.
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Premiere | Date 2015/Feb/01 | Performer(s) Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa | Pedro Neves, conductor | Organization/Event 3rd BSP National Composition Competition | Venue Casa da Música | Town Porto | Country Portugal
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- World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Accessed 29 July 2016