This work is the second movement of Finis Mundi (Op. 26). The adventures of Michel and Mattius go on, this time the story begins at the "Camino", the holy pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. They will meet, Lucia who wants to become in a new minstrel, they also encounter with the Galician witches, the "Meigas", and the Three Eyes Fellowship follow their path, of course. Finally they must found the "Axis of the Future" in a church located at the end of the world.
This composition finishes the work “Finis Mundi” (Op. 26). In the last chapter of the book, Michel, Mattius and Lucia travel to England on the trail of the last amulet and the place where the Time’s Spirit must be invoked. Meantime, the Fellowship of the Three Eyes and their allies, try to follow their path for grab all their finding. The adventure finishes at the Stone Circle, guarded by the last Druid. Will the humanity survive for 1000 more years?
This epic march describe the story about the Three Wise Men, who came from Orient to bring some gifts to Jesus when he was born. The march begins with a Fanfare to announce the travel of the Kings. Then we found a very spiritual theme which means the holy reason of the trip. After a variation of the opening fanfare, we have a very dramatic melody to describe the encounter with the King Herodes, who wanted to kill all the new born childs, to kill the new Messiah of the prophecy. The new theme in the minor scale reflects the time when the Jesus was born, anguished and convulsed. But, the appearance of the major relativo in the middle of the theme, open the hope on the heart of the believers. The final Coda announce that finally, the Three Wise Men arrived to their destination place.
This work is a commision from Angel Escutia Martínez, conductor of the Societat Musical "La Primitiva" de Rafelbunyol (Valencia, SPAIN). He told to the composer that he was looking for a "non typical" pasodoble. He'd like to play a work with an English Horn solo on the first theme, a Horn solo on the Trio, a final Coda with a lot of "false ends", mixed two and three beat measures, etc. Even he suggested the title. So was born this music, from a conversation in a bar, like all good stories.
This flute Concerto is a great variation on a Spanish Folk Song titled "La Tarara", which could be listened with harmonic, rhythmic and melodic variations throughout the composition. The music contains a very lyrical cadenzas, some spanish flavour in the harmony, and a final dance which the flute share with all the band.
This work is a commision from the Pihalni Orkester Zelezarjev from Ravne (Slovenia), and their conductor, Gregor Kovacic. The music is composed with a very little motive of the "Lamentatio IV", by the sloveninan composer Jacobus Gallus (1550 - 1591). This isn't a describing or programatic work, just a continuous variation of this little motive.