Year of composition
Written in the fall of 2002, Historia d’un Mil.leni for narrator, mixed choir and orchestra, was commissioned by the City of Sant Cugat to celebrate the millennium of the monastery. Based on verses admirably written in Catalan by Gustau Erill, the music continuously describes the history of the monastery from its foundation until today. The piece, of approximately twenty minutes of duration, is without interruption. The narrator explains historical facts and legends related to the monastery, and the music develops its story content. It includes the following sections: Foundation of the Monastery (Legend of the martyrs Medir and Cugat) Legend of the Monk Road, Growth and splendor; Legend of the bell tower Rooster; Crisis and decline; Final Song.