Year of composition
Symphony No. 6 “Concise” was written during the summer of 2011 for the Symphonic Band Lira Castellonera of Villanueva de Castellón (Valencia) and its director Jose Tello, to be presented as a free-choice work in the 2012 Bands Contest in Valencia. Although I first conceived this symphony for the sonority of a large wind orchestra and percussion, at the same time I also wrote the version for symphonic orchestra.
After my Symphony No. 5 (“Mundus Noster”), premiered by the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya in March 2011, which is a long, programmatic piece in four movements, this sixth symphony is considerably shorter and does not follow an established external program. It is characterized as pure music. It has five direct movements, without much development or thematic manipulation, hence the subtitle of “Concise”. The movements are the following:
- Courtship (Procession)