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Miguel Asíns Arbó

Miguel Asíns Arbó

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Subtitle: Suite Sinfónica para Banda

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 22:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piles
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


I. Arco De Monteleón – 3:00
II. Junto al Manzanares – 6:05
III. Las Vistillas – 4:55
IV. Puerta del Sol – 7:05


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Program Notes

Miguel Asins Arbó was born in Barcelona, where his father worked. He spent his entire childhood in the city of Turia and received his musical education there. He left his home for a post as conductor of a military orchestra in Madrid. There he was to experience the years of his greatest productive and creative work.

One of his later works is the suite called Los Madriles, which, as the composer himself noted in a handwritten score, pays homage to the maestros of the lyrical madrilenó comedy (Comedy Music Theater in Madrid), which was the Spanish theater that at the end of the last century gave so many beautiful works.

The piece, written in 1994, earned Miguel Asins Arbó his third Maestro Vilia Prize, having previously been awarded for Viejas almas de la vieja España (Ancient Souls of Ancient Spain) and later to Llevant (East). The first movement bears the title Arco de Monteléon (The Archway of Monteléon) and evokes memories of the heroic deeds of the citizens of Madrid on one of the most famous days of Spanish history, May 2, 1808, as the well-known resistance to the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's troops broke out.

The second movement is called Junto al Manzanares. This is a modest, poetic folk-song song in which the composer expresses his deep sensitivity. The work ends with La Puerta del Sol (The Gate of the Sun), the beginning of the journey, the center in the center of Spain and, according to the composer, the place where Madrid becomes Spain.

The highlights of the work are the recurrent motif, which comes from the usual lyrical fullness of the music of Arbós, and the central theme of gallant melodic arches inspired by a well-known Valencian folk song.

- Program Note by Vera Bergmann for Bläsphilharmonie Heilbronn (machine translation)

Madriles is an informal designation for citizens of Madrid, Spain.

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