Els Pecats Capitals

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Subtitle: Suite Sinfónica para Banda Sinfónica

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 25:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piles Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €165.00   |   Score Only (print) - €49.00


1. Avaricia y Envidia [Greed. Envy] – 6:00
2. Pereza, Lujuria [Sloth. Lust]
3. Soberbia, Gula e Ira [Pride. Gluttony. Rage]


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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)

Program Notes

Humanity is the seven deadly sins and their struggle or expiration or more generally fail. Without their gloss, there would be no art: holgarían drama, the novel, the brush of artists … The deadly sins climb on the profile of the man, as does the vine on the stake. The deadly sins are very difficult choice!

I. Greed. Envy
“Greed”. You want it all because you think you are what you have, and you have … Nothing! You are only projected at the feet of the other shadow. You think you own belongings and they are the ones that will possess you.

“Envy”. Libido and distressing. Moron! Drag your shackle failed and you realize that your barking only demean you more. Laugh out before the merits of others while you burn your own words inside. Envy! Why are you ashamed of who you are, and others are hurt and possess whatever do yours.

II. Laziness. Lust
“Sloth”. You say you’re calm … Domestic! Never hurry because you were born old. It fills your mouth mornings and never do anything, then you say calm. Parasite! Your life is just a burden to others.

“Lust”. Pleasure! You think insatiable because nothing will suffice. You say you try everything and always need more. You never have enough because your desires are just a reflection of your shortcomings.

III. Pride. Gula. Anger
“Pride”. Arrogance! You say that fear is the best weapon to earn respect. Never forgive, do you think judge and executioner when you impose only on those who are weaker than you … Ridiculous! You really need to prove something to yourself because you know that no one cares.

“Gula”. You say you’re a big eater, you like to live well. Do not you care about your image or not to eat the other. Would you also bite your mother's hand rather than starve ?

“Ira”. Rage! Feel like accumulates inside you. Your muscles tense, your blood boil and your look is terrible. Hate! Everything that you never come to be.

This work relates with sounds and rhythms each and every wickedness described above. Thus resulting in a work of thundering sounds and harmonic colors with great tonal beauty.

Els pecats Capitals is made between the days of May 24 to June 13, 2004 commissioned by the Valencian Institute of Music (IVM) to be interpreted as forced labor [as a required work] in the 1st category “XXVI Provincial Music Band Contest” in Cheste (Valencia) on October 24, 2004.

- Program Note by composer, translated from the Spanish


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sonatur (Flex instrumentation) (2016)

All Wind Works


  • Alston, Brenton F. "Els Pecats Capitals." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 889-897. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Ferrer Ferran website