Here you will find the complete list of compositions by Antonio Gervasoni. Use the Connections Hub at the far right of each entry (where available) to access several options.
If you find a score at Cayambis Music Press listed as "In Preparation", feel free to contact them for information as to when it will be available. The score of Icarus is available from Filarmonika only as rental material for concerts.
Antonio Gervasoni also manages a few scores personally, some of which can be bought as PDF files, downloaded for free or simply viewed online. In the case of orchestral scores, you will have to contact the composer directly if you want access to the score and parts.
The album of "The Worship of the Senses" is available for free from Jamendo. Other albums can be streamed from popular websites or purchased at several online stores. Hard copies are also available in a few cases.
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THE GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS
(2222/ 4231/ timp.perc.glock.t-bell. xyl/harp/str)
Orchestration of the original piece for woodwind octet written in 2001 (see entry of the same name in 2001) inspired by H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Time Machine.
IL GIARDINO DELLA CASA
Flute & guitar
Set of three pieces for flute and guitar commissioned by Peruvian composer and flute player Daniel Cueto and Romanian guitarist Mircea Gogoncea. Inspired by photographs taken by Ernesto Gervasoni, the composer’s father, at the family's home garden. The work is meant to be performed alongside a projection of the photos. Premiered in July 12 2016 by Daniel Cueto and Mircea Gogoncea at Auditorio Santa Ursula, as part of the program they performed for the second edition of “Encuentro de Músicos Peruanos” (Encounters of Peruvian Musicians) organised by the Philharmonic Society of Lima.
Double-reed sextet (2ob.ca.2bsn.c-bsn)
Ernesto Bavastrello (1892-1984)
Set of short pieces inspired by nine paintings by Peruvian artist Ernesto Bavastrello. Commissioned by Toma Mihaylov. Premiered in May 28, 2016 at the Historical House of the National Conservatory of Music-Peru-Lima
Soprano, 2 tenors and instrumental quartet (violin, guitar, keyboard and percussion)
Short musical for 3 singers and 4 musicians (violin, acoustic guitar, keyboards and percussion) based on a libretto by Mario mendoza. Commissioned by VODEVIL Producciones. Premiered in September 15, 2016 at Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma.
IMÁGENES DE LA COSTA PERUANA
Trumpet, piano, guitar and percussion
Mercedes Florez-Estrada & Ernesto Gervasoni
Set of three pieces commissioned by Peruvian trumpet player Franco Carranza. Inspired by three specific locations of the Peruvian coast (Villapampa, Talara and Totoritas) and three airs of Peruvian music (Vals, Triste con Fuga de Tondero and Marinera). Premiered in April 27, 2016 at foyer of "Gran Teatro Nacional."
Baritone and piano sextet (2vl.vla.vlc.cb/ piano)
Four-movement art song cycle based on the poems "Emancipation", “Holden”, “Love’s Epiphany” and “Unexpected” by American poet Bryan Borland.
PERUVIAN FANFARE No.1
Concert band (2+picc.2+ca.3+picc. bcl.cbcl.1211.2+cfg/ 343.euph.tba/ timp.perc)
Inspired by two traditional dances from the coast of Peru: the Marinera and the Festejo. Commissioned by Cayambis Music Press.
LA HORA AZUL (BEFORE DAWN)
Piano and synths
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film “La Hora Azul", by Evelyne Pegot-Ogier, based on the book by Alonso Cueto. Released in 2016 by Panda Films.
Female voices (3sop.3m-sop.2 c-alto) and ensemble (fl.ob.cl/ perc/ pno/ vla.vlc.cb)
Paloma Báscones & Harold Schofield
Scoring of several ancient texts in 13 different languages, organized in 5 movements, each centered around one of the classical elements of antiquity (air, fire, water, earth and the fith element or quintessence). Commissioned by Paloma Báscones.
VARIATIONEN ÜBER EIN WIEGENLIED
Piano & strings
Music for a scene of the Peruvian film "El Vientre", by Daniel Rodriguez. Released in 2014 by CineCorp. Billed in the final credits as "Música piano Silvia."
3(picc)2+ca.33/4331/ timp.perc.glock.mar/ harp.pno/ str/SATB
Vladislav. A. Uspensky
Dedicated to the memory of Russian composer Vladislav A. Uspensky, with whom Antonio Gervasoni had the privilege to study between 1997 and 1998. The title comes from the Russian word “cosmos” which, in cyrillic, is written “kocmoc”. The piece is based on a former work of the same name, composed under the guidance of professor Uspensky in 1997. The piece also makes use of an extract of the poem "Urania", by Russian author Fyodor Tyutchev.
Children's choir (SA) and orchestra (222(bcl)2/2321/ timp.perc.glock. mar.bells/ pno(keyb)/str)
Ramón De Los Santos
Soundtrack of the Portugese short film "Holy Popcorn", by Spanish director Ramón De Los Santos. Premiered at Covilhã in November 2013. Performed and synchronised live to the film by the orchestra of the Escola Profissional de Artes da Covilhã, EPABI, and the choir of the Conservatório Regional de Música da Covilhã, conducted by Maestro Rogério Peixinho.
LA AMANTE DEL LIBERTADOR
Cello & piano
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film "La Amante del Libertador", by Rocío Lladó. Released in 2014 by Communication Audiovisual and Dakini Productions.
PRELUDE TO THE WOLF-LEADER
(cl/tpt.trb/ perc/e-guit/ piano/vlc.cb)
Short piece inspired by the novel "The Wolf Leader", by Alexandre Dumas.
Computer realisations for different instrumentations
Soundtrakcs of the short films "Necesidad", "Un Día" and "La Siesta", made in 1968 by Ernesto Gervasoni, the composer's father.
6' 00" (2' 00" each)
THE GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS
Piano version of the original piece for woodwind octet written in 2001 (see entry of the same name in 2001) inspired by H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Time Machine. Premiered by Maria del Carmen Espinosa in October 23, 2012.
Music for the Peruvian premiere (2010) of the play “Tango Solo”, by Maritza Nuñez. Commissioned by Franklin Dávalos.
Computer realisation (3 pianos and string orchestra) plus guitar and soprano
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film "Tarata", by Fabrizio Aguilar. Released in 2009 by Luna Llena Films.
THE DOLPHIN. STORY OF A DREAMER
Sountrack of the Peruvian film "The Dolphin. Story of a Dreamer", by Eduardo Shuldt. Released in 2009 by 20th Century Fox
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film "Vidas Paralelas", by Rocío Lladó. Released in 2008 by JC Films.
(fl.cl.fg/ hr.tpt.trb/ perc/harp. piano/11111)
Inspired by the composer's childhood fantasies about space travel and his fascination with the TV show from the 60’s “Lost in Space”. The title refers to the structure of the work, which is designed to be perceived as a sequence of parts or "episodes", each of them a short musical "fantasy", resembling in some way the structure of the TV show.
LA GRAN SANGRE: LA PELÍCULA
Orchestra and several pop instrumentations (computer realisation)
Soundtrack of the Peruvian Film "La Gran Sangre: La Película", by Jorge Carmona. Released in 2007 by JC Films
LETTERS FROM CANADA
Violin, guitar, piano and electronic keyboard
Music for the theatre play "Los árboles mueren de pie", by Alejandro Casona. Performed in November 2006 at the "Auditorio de la Municipalidad de San Isidro", Lima, Perú, under the conduction of the composer.
Argo Navis was a southern constellation that represented the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts that is today fragmented into the constellations Carina (the keel), Puppis (the stern) and Vela (the sail). The three-movement work was dedicated to the Peruvian flutist Daniel Cueto on the occasion of his departure for Germany to pursue musical studies. It was recorded by him in 2010.
A MAN AND HIS GOD
Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, choir, narrator and large orchestra (3(picc)2+ca.2+bcl.3/ 4221/timp.perc.glock. vib/harp.pno/ str/SATB)
Scored over extracts of the sumerian text known as "A man and his god", circa 4000 BC. The text of the work corresponds to the transliteration from the cuneiform version made by the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford and published at the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature.
DRAGONES: DESTINO DE FUEGO (DRAGONS: DESTINY OF FIRE)
Orchestra & choir (2222/ 4231/ timp.perc.glock.xyl/ harp.pno/ str/ SATB)
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film "Dragones: Destino de Fuego", by Eduardo Schuldt. Released in 2006 by Alpamayo Producciones.
FIVE GOOD FELLOWS
Clarinet in B flat
Joan Pére Gil
Inspired by the characters of The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Premiered in June 14, 2005 by Joan Pére Gil, at the "Ateneu Barcelonès", Barcelona, Spain.
Piano quintet (pno. & string quartet)
Soundtrack of the Peruvian film "La Prueba", by Judith Velez. Released in 2006 by Nómade Producciones. Score available from Cayambis Music Press under the name "Drought of the Soul."
Piano sextet (pno. & string quintet)
As the title suggests, it is a musical portrait, an attempt to describe a person – not physically, but emotionally – through music. The original version asked for a string orchestra but it was later changed for a string quintet.
Composed using sounds designed by the composer mixed with voice recordings and white noise.
Spoken voices & percussion quartet
Formerly titled Praedictio. Based on texts extracted from the book De Vita Caesarum, by Roman historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, (commonly known as Suetonius), written in 121 AD, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.
(21+ca.22/222/ timp.perc.xyl.vib/ harp.pno/str)
Inspired by the old Greek tale of Icarus, the piece takes two main concepts from the story and develops them in a musical way: the childish nature of the character and the wings that his father makes for him. The first concept is represented by a series of lively motifs that resemble typical children's songs; the second one is represented in the structure of the work. The work has been recorded in 2016 by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya and released by Harmonia Mundi.
The title of the work makes reference to the strange character of its four movements: Tenebrous, Ludicrous, Mysterious and Anxious. Premiered in 2008 at the Lukas David Festival, Lima, Perú.
THE WORSHIP OF THE SENSES
Soprano and ensemble (fl.cl/hn/perc/ pno/11111)
Music for a theatrical adaptation of the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", by English writer Oscar Wilde. Performed in September 2002 at "Auditorio Colegio San Agustín", Lima Perú, under the conduction of the composer.
Scoring of the first three paragraphs of "The Lament for Sumer and Urim", circa 4000 BC. Awarded first prize in the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2004, on the Emerging Composer's category. Premiered in 2005 by Vanguard Voices, under G. Kevin Dewey, at the Henry Ford Community Center, Dearborn, Michigan.
THE GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS
Woodwind octet (22(ca)22)
Inspired by H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Time Machine. The title of the work, as well as the titles of the four movements, make reference to the plot of the book, in which a scientist from the XIX century travels to the future, only to find out the human race has evolved into two separate species: the beautiful, peaceful and almost childish Eloy and their counterpart, the Morlocks, grotesque creatures of the night who live underground and fear light.
Baritone & piano
Alvaro Florez-Estrada Gallo
Scoring of a poem by the composer's grandfather, Alvaro Florez-Estrada, dedicated to the people who once lit the lamps and guarded the streets at night in Madrid, known in Spanish as "serenos". Premiered in 2001 by Jorge Tello and Giuliana Contreras at the Markham College, Lima, Perú.
Composed in 2001 for admission at the National Conservatory of Music of Perú. The title suggests the dramatisation of an event starred by prehistoric creatures, which paleontologists use to carry out in base to evidences such as tracks, position of the skeletons, marks in the bones, etc. Nevertheless, the work does not have a detailed program; only three moments: a clangorous start, followed by a tense calm and a return to the initial agitation with an abrupt end. Premiered in 2002 by Iván Marquina at the National Conservatory of Music-Perú-Lima.
Chamber orchestra (1111/2/ timp.perc/ keyb/ 22221)
Music for a theatre play based on the lives of the Caesars. Commissioned by Apéndice Producciones. Performed throughout November 2001 at Teatro Pardo y Aliaga, Lima, Perú, under the conduction of the composer.
THOU SHALT NOT DANCE
Chamber orchestra (1111/ 1/ perc/ pno/ 6vln.vlc.cb)
Music for the theatre play "The Crucible", by American author Arthur Miller. Commissioned by Apéndice Producciones. Performed throughout September 1999 at Teatro Colegio Champagnat, Lima, Perú, under the conduction of the composer.