Pico del Teide was composed in 2005 and was premiered March 10, 2006 by Felipe Neri and the Banda Municipal of Tenerife. It won First Prize in the II Concurso Bienal de Composición de Música para Banda “Ciudad de Santa Cruz de Tenerife”, Spain. The piece is programmatic as it depicts a person climbing through the different sections of the Teide mountain – Los Roques, Las Cañadas, Pico del Teide, Teide and Pico Viejo to the top of Pico del Teide, which is the highest point in the Canary Islands. Pico del Teide was written to feature the orchestral differences and colors in the symphonic band. There are several featured soloists throughout the piece, especially a long extended solo for alto saxophone. The piece also uses several textural variations showing several sections of chamber music. Pico del Teide is often selected as a contest piece when bands compete, especially in Spain.
10-Mar-06 by Municipal Band of Tenerife, Felipe Neri, Conductor
First Prize in the II Concurso Bienal de Composición de Musica para Banda “Ciudad de Santa de Tenerife” 2006