El Misteri del Foc

From Wind Repertory Project
Ferrer Ferran

Ferrer Ferran

Subtitle: Sinfonietta N. 3

The title translates from the Catalan as "The Mystery of Fire"

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 22:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ibermúsica, through Music Shop Europe
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €401.86   |   Score Only (print) - €84.10


1. Calixto III
2. Els Canals
3. Foguera I Festa


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongo (high)
  • Brusses
  • Cabasa
  • Campanas al Vuelo
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Jingle Bells
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Rain Wood
  • Rattle
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Machine
  • Wood Jingles
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Third Sinfonietta, entitled El Misteri del Foc, is a very contrastive composition, a composition with a lot of effects, raging, melodic, mischievous, danzona …, many adjectives that contrast with each other to describe the three movements that make up this work.

Calixto III was born in the beautiful town of Canals. Alfonso de Borja, as he was called, had a meeting with Friar Vicente Ferrer, who predicted that he would become Pope and that one day he would be canonized and elevated to the altars as a saint. His attention as pontiff was focused on the reconquest of Constantinople, which had fallen into Turkish hands. For this he tried to organize a crusade. The victory did not prevent the crusade from being a failure.

Els Canals, the environment, the flow of water through the canals, the spirit of the festival leads us to the blessed fire, the feast of Sant Antoni, the blessing of the animals and the Festa dels Parells.

But the main emblem of the festival is the monumental bonfire, "la foguera de Sant Antoni". A monument of 20 m. high formed by about 600 tons of wood (mainly pine wood) that burns amid cheers that its citizens show to their patron saint. Around the bonfire everyone vibrates with passion for his feast, one of the most popular festivities of the Valencian tradition, the fire, and that in the town of "Canals" live it with a sincere enthusiasm.

- Program Note from publisher (machine translation)

Encargo del Excmo. Ayuntimiento de Canals, para la diffusion de la Música y de la Cultura de Canals. A la población de Canals por su excelente labor por la Música y su Cultura.

- Program Note from score


  • International Composition Competition for Band in Novi Ligure, 2007, first prize


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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