This work is commissioned by the SGAE Foundation and the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras, AEOS, at the request of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra.
It is a tribute to the group of the same name, ambassador of Basque culture between 1937 and 1939.
For this reason, the txistu, one of the main instruments of Basque folklore, was chosen as the solo instrument of the work.
It is a work in three movements:
The first is articulated around the contrast between a slow melody, (the melody is taken from a lullaby of Basque folklore), and groups of fast notes.
In the other two movements these two different materials will develop: The paused melodic element will develop mainly in the second movement and the fast groups of notes will be heard in the last movement.
A common characteristic of the three movements of the work is the development of the polyphony of timbres and dynamics, (characteristic of the composer’s writing style).
The txistu soloist will have different roles: sometimes, it will dialogue with the orchestra, other times, it will merge with it, as if it were another instrument of the group and, other times, it will acquire the role of soloist performing cadences, where the virtuosity of the interpreter will be spotlight.