Approximate time: 8:15 minutes/ q=158 bpm
Woodwinds: Flute, Alto Saxophone/Flute, Tenor Saxophones/Flutes (2), Clarinet in Bb/Bass Clarinet
Brass: Horn in F, Trumpets in Bb (2), Trombone/Bass Trombone, Tuba/Cimbasso
Rhythm Section: Piano, Electric Guitar, Drum set, Double bass
Strings: Violins (2), Viola, Violoncellos (2)
Note: parts available for Bassoon & Contrabassoon in substitution of Bass Clarinet #2/Baritone Saxophone#2, and other combinations upon request.
Printing: Score-Tabloid (11x 17), Parts-Letter (8.5 x 11)
The drums carry the tune with a funk/fusion groove. Care should be taken as beat one of the bar should be implied in order to convey the feeling of buoyancy and forward motion. The many sections of the piece are bookend ended by multi sectional-eight note motifs designed to be played staccato. The Electric Guitar, Trumpet #2, and Tenor Saxophone #2, are the main soloists for this piece.
Thoughts on the compositional process:
Aquí provokes a composition style in me of high-energy imagery and movement, mixed with the twangy-sounds of the electric guitar of the mighty Alexander Noice. Every time we perform this piece, I am reminded of the ridiculously talented woodwind and brass sections of Gurrisonic Orchestra, whom interpret this music in a prodigious way. The winds of Bartok and Stravinsky were certainly beating my window when this piece was composed.
Future Perks: In time to come we will have available little video snippets of Jose Gurria (composer), Marc Lowenstein (conductor), as well as some of the featured soloists on each tune of the album. In this way, there will be a broader and more in-depth comprehension of the interpretative aspects of every piece of music. Stay tuned!!!