Symphonic Wind Orchestra
2018 new revision
Ficha: Ejemplo score Phobos.pdf
Duration: c. a. 22' - grade 6
New edition revised
Obligatory piece in Honorary Division CIBM 2013
Phobos, from the Greek Φóβoς, meaning “fear/phobia/panic,” is the largest of the two moons orbiting the planet Mars. According to Greek mythology he was the son of Ares and Aphrodite, and was himself the personification of fear and horror.
Conceived as a symphony in one single movement in the style of the earliest symphonies of the 18th Century, but structurally and motivically developed as a Theme and Variations, Phobos begins its thematic structure with the presentation of a leitmotiv of IVII- III over the Secondary Dominant of an inferred spatial tonality (a term used to refer to the basic identity cues of a tonality which do not behave as expected in the developmental process).
In the introductory phase, various alphanumeric combinations are created based on a symbiotic representation between the letters from the title of the work and an Eb chromatic scale, both as rhythmic-melodic figures in the woodwinds, and as some of the chordal constructions in the brass. The Variations that follow are constructed along the lines of the classic systems of musical development.