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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
    • : "Els segadors" / "La ciudad de prodigios" / "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 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


    Part 1 is a symphonic poem based upon "La ciudad de prodigios" by Eduardo Mendoza: the young Onofre Bouvila 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.

    Part 3 depicts the "Don Corleone" character in a Mahler pastiche

    Part 4 depicts the "Jean-Baptiste Grenouille" character from "Das Parfum / The Perfume" by Patrick Süskind

    Part 5 depicts the "Schlögl Corpus Garcka" character. The music includes George Ives' Danbury Brass Band and a pianotuner.

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