[#05] August 26, 2019
Featured this week is a work for clarinet quartet and wind band by Spanish composer Luis Serrano Alarcón. Pas de Quatre, translated as “step of four”, is a French term used to identify ballet dance for four people.
The choice of the title, and its relationship with the ballet, denotes a particular interest of the composer for its choreographic nature, which is improved by treating the quartet of clarinets as a unique polyphonic instrument.
This quality gives the soloists the possibility of unifying the gestures through the interpretation, giving the music a visual power that reinforces the concertante style of the work.
The world premiere was performed by the Barcelona Clarinet Players and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra at the “Viva El Clarinete” concert on March 24, 2019 at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon.
The second performance, with the same soloists was given on July 13 by the Unión Musical Santa Cecelia de Villar del Arzobiso, with Tim Reynish conducting.
The performance of Pas de Quatre by Luis Serrano Alarcón performed by the Unión Musical Santa Cecelia de Villar del Arzobiso conducted by Luis Serrano Alarcón has been recorded by Mark Custom Recording Service, Mark J. Morette and Jurriaan Boerstoel, engineers.
This performance can be purchased at www.markcustom.com click the WASBE banner, and use catalog ID# 54985.