Year of composition
Composed originally for orchestra in 1998, Nadales Catalanes (Catalan Christmas Carols) is a composition based on eight well known Catalan Christmas songs. The Nadales, are presented one after another, freely harmonized and linked through short musical transitions. For the purpose of contrast, tempi, character and tonality, the nadales follow this order: El vint-i-cinc de desembre, El petit vailet, El noi de la mare, El desembre congelat, Sant Josep i la Mare de Déu, A Betlem m´en vull anar, l´Àngel i els pastors and El cant dels ocells.
This version for children’s choir and piano was arranged by petition of the Cor Vivaldi.