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18 September, 2022 / 10:00h.

Price: Free


Gonzalo Berná Pic. Conductor

Vicente Hipólito (pasodoble, 1995) by Jesús Mula Martínez (1942-2021)


Suite sencilla (1988) by Santiago Quinto Serna (1971)






Suite Alicantina (1970) by Ricardo Dorado Janeiro (1907-1988)



Childish games

final dance


Contestanía Ibérica (2005) by José Vicente Egea Insa (1961)


Wahabitas (marcha mora, 1992) by Joan Enric Canet Todolí (1961)


Program notes


Vicente Hipólito (pasodoble, 1995) by Jesús Mula Martínez

With the programming of this famous pasodoble, dedicated to the illustrious Alicante broadcaster Vicente Hipólito, the Musical Society “La Armónica” de Cox wants to pay a simple tribute to the figure of the recently deceased composer and director, Jesús Mula Martínez.

Jesús Mula began his musical studies at the “Arte Musical” School of Music in Rafal and continued at the Superior Conservatories of Murcia, Alicante and Valencia, being a student of eminent teachers such as Manuel Serrano, Oscar Esplá and Moisés Davia. He is in possession of superior degrees in clarinet, piano, musical composition and orchestral conducting.

In 1963 he obtained the position of clarinet in the Municipal Band of Alicante by opposition. In 1981 he obtained a teaching position at the “Oscar Esplá” Superior Conservatory of Music in Alicante, becoming its director in 1986.

Throughout his professional career he has been firmly linked to the province of Alicante, its culture and its music bands, having been chief conductor of the “Algueñense” Musical Union of Algueña, the “La Amistad” Musical Union of Villafranqueza, the Musical Union “La Artistic” of Novelda and the Musical Union of Calp-Ifach.

Throughout his professional career he has composed more than 100 registered works (pasodobles, festive music, works for symphonic band, habaneras, procession marches and others), many of which have been awarded and must be interpreted in musical competitions.


Suite sencilla (1988) by Santiago Quinto Serna (1971)

The vast symphonic repertoire for band finds in the figure of Albaterense composer Santiago Quinto an inexhaustible source of resources. Works such as Galician Spirit, Orion, Hamlet Symphony, Rhapsody Hernandiana or the Simple Suite are among the most performed works by ensembles from all over the world.


This cheerful and simple four-part suite is one of his earliest compositions and is surprising in its freshness and musicality. The first part, Prelude, is a playful and dynamic movement. The second part, Song, is a lyrical melody full of tenderness and nuances. The third part, Danza, is a rhythmic Spanish waltz. The last part is a March that concludes this entertaining suite in a more solemn way and once again quotes the opening theme.


Suite Alicantina (1970) by Ricardo Dorado Janeiro (1907-1988)

In the month of June 1970, the Institute of Alicante Studies, convened a Contest to award a work for Banda. In the first paragraph of said call, it stated the following: “The music of a people represents one of the most outstanding aspects of its culture; for this reason, the Institute of Alicante Studies of the Excma. The Provincial Council, at the proposal of its Music and Folklore section, announces a contest for the composition of works for Band. Works that, based on the musical folklore of the province of Alicante, are likely to be part of the repertoire of the Music Bands”.

The composition that won the award unanimously was the Alicantina Suite by Ricardo Dorado and since then it has become one of the usual works in Band concerts in our country.


Contestanía Ibérica (2005) de José Vicente Egea Insa (1961)

This work was born as a small tribute to the Iberian culture that developed in the Contestanos region from the 6th century BC. C. until the third century AD. C. The desire to pay this tribute was increased after the visit to the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) and subsequent study of this interesting historical period.

The commission of this composition by the Hon. Provincial Council of Alicante to serve as a compulsory work in the different contests of the Valencian Community, it was the perfect opportunity to develop this idea.

After a brief introduction, the piece is divided into six contrasting sections according to the six characteristic stages of this acculturation process. It ends with a great coda as a summary with a new vision of the different compositional elements that appear throughout the work. The language used is within the expanded tonality and gives a high degree of virtuosity to most of the instruments that make up the Band.


Wahabitas (marcha mora, 1992) de Joan Enric Canet Todolí (1961)

It is a Moorish march by the composer Joan Enric Canet Todolí, published in Atzeneta de Albaida in 1992 and is dedicated to the Filà Wahabitas of the Alicante neighborhood of San Blas. Without a doubt, music is one of the highlights of this party. In this sense, we have to go back to the nineteenth century; moment in which the music bands join the Fiestas.

In a few years, the rest of the squads, rows or rows were also accompanied by their respective music band; favored by a time of expansion and flourishing of civil music bands. Since the end of the 19th century and above all, with the beginning of the 20th century, the Moors and Christians Entrance takes on an unusual spectacularity, being called in the event programs of the time as the most striking and picturesque act of the festivities.

Although it is true that there were already other compositions called Arab marches, expressly written for the Moorish Entrance; that make us think of a gradual evolution of the pasodoble, with the incorporation of percussion elements; until consolidating this musical genre.


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