A la Biologia, for Baritone and Mixed Septet (2012)

Instrumentation | Baritone and Mixed Septet

Solo Baritone, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello

Duration | 8 minutes.

Première | Palau de la Música (Barcelona) | 4th of December of 2012 | Elies Benito-Arranz (baritone) and the soloists of the Orquestra Camerata XXI: Nèlia Sanxis (flute), José Vicente Arnau (clarinet), Òscar Álvarez (bassoon), Marta Cardona i Xavier Blanc (violins), Cristina Rodríguez (viola) y Oriol Aymat (violoncello). Xavier Pagès-Corella, conductor.

Text | On a poem by David Jou.

Comments | This work was a commission of the Catalan Biology Society for its century celebration. It is inspired by the structure of DNA, and it is a praise to the work of biologists. The letter triads correspond to the encoding of the different amino acids of the DNA. DNA always starts with the amino acid ATG (called start codon) and ends with the three amino acids TGA, TAA, and TAG (termination codon), just as happens in this work.

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Scores | Influx Sheet Music (PDF Edition).

Video On-Line

| Live recording of the premiere. Videomontage by Alícia Torra.

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