Six pieces for gralla

During the summer of 2004 I wrote "Six pieces for a group of gralles and drum", a collection for two voices of "dry" grallas and dedicated them to the "Colla Jove", as the group was celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Below you will find the titles and other information for each one of the pieces. The first one is of a special kind for the members of the Colla, because it is devoted to a very popular casteller who died unexpectedly on that summer, and which everybody knew by the name of "Vidalet". The mp3 version is played by Grallers de la Colla Jove.

The other 5 pieces got their prémiere during the Santa Tecla feasts of that year, by the group of Grallers de l'Alfàbrega in Tarragona, whose members are grallers and ex-grallers of the Colla Jove: here I give the recordings of three of the pieces performed on that street concert (these are the less noisy recordings), in mp3.


El Vidalet        (Paso doble)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi mp3
La platja llarga        (Havanna-song)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi mp3
Lo riu és vida        (Jota from Tortosa)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi mp3
La Plaça de la Font        (Paso doble)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi
La romescada        (Mazurca)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi mp3
Espineta amb cargolins        (Mazurca)
                For 2 "dry" grallas
pdf midi



And, just one more thing in relation to my Havanna-song: it happened that the Tarragona people's platform “Salvem la Platja Llarga” (Let's save the Long Beach), came to know my song and liked it very much, so that they proposed me to use it for their campaigns. When I told them there was no problem from my side, they wrote lyrics to it and recorded a sung version which you will find in their Web page.

Therefore, click to this link to visit their page and listen to a sung version of "La Platja Llarga" acompanied by guitar and percussion.