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Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro (transcribed by composer)


Subtitle: Suite for Violin and Symphony Orchestra (transcribed for Violin and Wind Band)


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 20:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Violin and symphony
Publisher: Oscar Navarro
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €180.00


Movements

1. Seduction/Desire/Lust/Passion – 5:27
2. Tranquility/Calm/Peace/Wellbeing
3. Happiness/Euphoria/Excitement/Ecstasy
4. Anxiety/Stress/Anguish/Anger – 4:47


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Violin
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Tibetan Bowls (3: large, medium and small)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Latent Emotions is a suite with which I intend to show the audience the power of music and its capacity to spark several different moods, to awaken our emotions and to make us feel. It also aims to make the listener an active participant of the piece. Composed in four movements, each one will attempt to provoke a unique experience, very personal but shared by every single one of the constituents of a musical performance (soloist, players, conductor, listener and composer) in that very precise moment of musical inception.

1st Movement: Seduction/Desire/Lust/Passion. The piece begins in a subtle and captivating fashion, with a soft and enchanting air of a tango in which the soloist aims to seduce the listener and to create a feeling of permanent attraction. Progressively the orchestra gains more presence, with a much more energetic and passionate ending.

2nd Movement: Tranquility/Calm/Peace/Wellbeing. In the second movement we are immersed in a state of wellbeing and relaxation, where the simple melodic lines played by the violin soloist are combined with an exquisite harmonic treatment of the winds and the percussion effects, and beautiful sonority of the Tibetan bowls attempt to transport the listener to a new environment, to induce a profound feeling of inner peace. In this movement breathing is also treated musically as a primary element of interpretation.

3rd Movement: Happiness/Euphoria/Excitement/Ecstasy. The third movement does a complete turnabout, presenting the most desired of emotions, joy and happiness. Pure music that will cause serotonin to sprout in our bodies y ends up dragging us towards a maximum state of euphoria and final ecstasy. This movement seeks to awaken the spirit of the people, seeking to provoke joy, euphoria, exaltation, and in which the solo violin can exploit all its technical abilities and interact with the different sections of the orchestra. This is a movement that gives an injection of positivity and joy to the audience. It is made up of a rhythmic character, with playful change in tempo, nothing stable, rather, pure rhythmic motion.

4th Movement: Anxiety/Stress/Anguish/Anger. The final movement interrupts brusquely, provoking an atmosphere of extreme agitation/tension, a new emotional state, not pleasant or sought after, but which, nonetheless, is a normal part of our daily life: stress.

An uncomfortable and endless ostinato causes a sensation of increasing anxiety which causes an increase in and our heart rate, until reaching a very distressed emotional state, once again causing irregular breathing, which again will form an active part of the score.

I hope that Latent Emotions accomplishes its true objective: to transmit and provoke sensations in the listener and, of course, all through one of the widest channels of universal communication: Music.

- Program Note by composer


To Ara Malikian

Work commissioned by Culturarts Musica, Oscar Navarro being resident composer of the Jove Orquesta de la Generalitat Valenciana (JOGV) [The Youth Orchestra of the Generalitat of Valencia], and premiered by the same in April 2014.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces) Wind Symphony (Michael Mapp, conductor; Simon Gollo, violin) - 19 November 2021


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Navarro, O. (2016). Latent Emotions : Suite for Violin and Symphony Orchestra [score]. Óscar Navarro Music: [Madrid, Spain].
  • Óscar Navarro website Accessed 19 November 2021