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Marecos, Carlos: Inês 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Inês
  • Subtitle: 
    Sete miniaturas sobre “A Castro” de António Ferreira
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    18
  • Year of composition: 
    2007
  • First performance (year): 
    2007
  • First performance (venue): 
    Cistermúsica - Alcobaça Music Festival, Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça (Portugal)
  • First performance (performers): 
    The Algarve Orchestra (Orquestra Clássica do Sul), Mónica Pais (soprano), Cesário Costa (conductor)
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Inês, Seven Miniatures on "A Castro"

    When I approached the subject of Inês de Castro, I looked for a text where the character, Inês, would speak by herself. So, it was a natural choice to select several excerpts of A Castro. This dramatic text written in blank verse allows that the selection of seven short excerpts, sustains the poetic strength of the drama and resumes the legend through the words by António Ferreira (1528-1569). From these excerpts, I structured the piece in seven short movements - each one is presented almost without development; however there is a clear connection between them. Returning to the myth of Inês de Castro, whose story is rather known, it is impossible to ignore her tragic end. It is very interesting to find, at the beginning of the text, Inês happy and excited with the joy of living. That joy characterized the initial movements, of course, all the dramatic elements happen naturally in the following ones. The musical discourse develops not far from an operatic manner, driven by the soprano, embodying the character of Inês, which tells her own story; yet the music is also strongly marked by ideas connected with instrumental writing, characterized mainly with a harmonic thought, valuing interval and acoustic qualities, and within the exploration of the instruments' tone qualities, thus reflecting the feelings lived by Inês in the drama: the initial joy, the ardent love, the secrecy, the evil presage, the anguish, the acceptance of death, and the farewell to her children.

    Carlos Marecos

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
32
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
Piccolo
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Timpani
Bass Drum
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
10
Viola
3
Cello
3
Double Bass
2
5-string
5-string

 

 

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