Bells of Sagrada Familia, The

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Satoshi Yagisawa

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Subtitle: An Everlasting Will of Antoni Gaudí

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Metropolis Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €136.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Horikoshi High School Wind Orchestra, this piece reflects and expresses the Sagrada Familia as a symbol of Jesus' life. His birth, devotion, passion and Glory are the central themes that are to be found as well in the history of this Roman Catholic Church, constructed in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

This master work of architect Antoni Gaudí also embeds the same passion in the birth of the building, as well as in its meaning.

- Program Note from publisher

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí's work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.

Plans call for tubular bells to be placed within the spires, driven by the force of the wind, and driving sound down into the interior of the church. Gaudí performed acoustic studies to achieve the appropriate acoustic results inside the temple. However, only one bell is currently in place.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Carolina Charlotte Symphonic Band (Brian Taylor, conductor) - 18 October 2023
  • Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Chee Weng Yim, conductor) - 4 December 2018
  • Windstars Ensemble – 2013

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