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"Symphony of World Leaders" Le Petit Nicolas 2nd TrumpetConcerto

"The Symphony of World Leaders"

    The "Symfony ofWorld Leaders" is a 5 part symphony for a large symphony orchestra with large batterysection (including piano), a saxophone section, a (too loud) interrupting local brassband, a pianist´s mobile phone and a pianotuner.

    Each part is based upon the main character of a novel:
    • Part 1
    • : "Onofre Bouvila" based upon the character created by Eduardo Mendoza
    • Part 2
    • : "Cugel" based upon the character created by Jack Vance
    • Part 3
    • : "Don Corleone" based upon the character created by Mario Puzo
    • Part 4
    • : "Jean Baptiste Grenouille" based upon the character created by Patrick von Süskind
    • Part 5
    • : "Schlögl Corpus Garcka" based upon the character created by Schlögl Corpus Garcka
    • (epilogue)
    • : "Epílogo Krasnatovlex" based upon the character created by Schlögl Corpus Garcka

    As the symfony is rather large only some fragments are provided.

    Fragment 1, 2 & 3 are token from part 1, where the young Onofre Bouvila (by the Spanish author Eduardo Mendoza) moves from the countryside to Barcelona where he starts to work at the World Exhibition Buildingsite and gradually grows into a succesfull businessman ruling a vast empire.

    Fragment 4 depicts the "Schlögl Corpus Garcka-" character. The music includes a marching local brassband and a pianotuner.

    Fragment 5: as part 4 is rather hectic (quite an understatement), a (non-mandatory) soothing epilogue can be added to easy the listeners´ mind.