Year of composition: 2008

Commissioned by the Council of Utiel (Spain)


Length: 5′ approx. 
Grade: 4
Instrumentation: Symphonic Band
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August 24th, 2008. “La Utielana” bullring. Utiel (Spain)

Symphonic Band Unión Musical Utielana – Utiel
Llorenç Mendoza, conductor



In 2008 was celebrated the 150 anniversary of the inauguration of the La Utielana bullring of Utiel. For this reason, the Council of this city, commissioned Luis Serrano Alarcón for composing a pasodoble. In spite of having some elements from the bull-fighting pasodobles, La Utielana is actually a symphonic pasodoble for a concert in which we can listen two themes, in G minor and Eb major, of deep melodic expresivity and a very refined armonic and timbric work, themes that are framed between other sections (the introduction, two transitions and one coda) with a strong sonority.