A short piece for chorus a cappella, based on the popular Asturian folk song. The composer creates an abstract canvas where fragments of the tune recombine to recreate a new, almost surreal portrait.
This a cappella work based in the very emotive moment of the Passion of Christ was written in memoriam of Pope John Paul II. It features the interaction of three forces: a mixed chorus, a vocal quartet, and the tenor soloist.
A portrait of Medieval Islamic Spain and the struggle of a demoiselle between her Christian heritage and her love of a moor. Five movements present her struggle and acceptance of her destiny. The romances have been compiled by Angel Fierro.
This work for tenor and mixed chorus reflects on the poem of the same name by Thomas Merton. This work reflects on tumultuous times of the civil rights struggle, from the perspective of faith, bringing peace and hope as a final message to the piece.
A work for mixed chorus that explores in three movements folk tunes from Asturias (Sal a bailar, Añada, and La Romería).
Stabat Mater is a work inspired in the centennial tradition, a dramatic work of large proportions, a forty-minute oratorio for contralto, mixed chorus, and chamber orchestra. This work at times could be considered operatic for what is required of the performers, including the soloist. Its message of hope (from a faith perspective), as well as its […]
This work is a travel notebook, featuring a journey through the essence of Asturian folklore. To the natural melodism of Asturian music, surviving through the Cancionero Musical de la Lírica Asturiana by musicologist Eduardo Martínez Torner, contemporary techniques are combined to produce a work that, through five paint strokes (¡Alsa, bayona!, Dime, paxarín parleru, Canción de Corro – Intermezzo, Añada, […]
The cantata Oda a Jovellanos is based on the poem with the same title by Antonio Gamoneda. With a duration of about 30 minutes, it is composed for solo tenor, mixed chorus and orchestra. The work is divided in three movements, and it explores the life of the remarkable politician, writer and enlightened man of the end […]
Adapted by the composer in 2012 from the fifth movement of Requiem for the Innocent. This work for mixed chorus and string orchestra combines the traditional Latin text of “Agnus Dei” with “Libera me,” both included in the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass setting. The composition is at the same time an individual prayer for out […]
Terrorism is one of the most concerning problems of our society today. As a Spaniard, I lived through many years of fear and experienced the horror and cruelty of the attacks of ETA, the Basque terrorist group. The second movement of my Concerto for English Horn is dedicated to the memory of Miguel Ángel Blanco, a Spanish politician assassinated […]
Estampas (Portraits) is a composition for tenor, mixed chorus, and piano based on three poems by the great Asturian poet Ángel González. They present three portraits, three photographs of the feelings of a young man for his beloved. These wonderful texts are bound in one movement without pause between them. The work, articulated in three […]