88- Guasamacabra 14' for Symphonic Orchestra (2018)
Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in one movement; premiere scheduled on the opening concert of the Philharmonic's centennial season, September 30 2018, Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
83- "El Caimán" (2016) ca. 3'45''
Divertimento Criollo (ca. 8')
3(picc).2.3(Eb).2. 2.3.3(tb).1. Timp. 3Perc. Hrp. Strings
Commissioned by Gustavo Dudamel for The O.S.S.B
Commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Carlos Izcaray.
Premiered at UAB's Alys Stephens Center, April 1 & 2, 2016, by the A.S.O. conducted by Carlos Izcaray.
80- The Life of Benjamin (2015)
a Monkey Symphony (ca. 22-23') Commissioned by Joel Sachs for the New Juilliard Ensemble and Allen Hirsch, to the memory of Benjamin, the Capuchin monkey from the jungles of Chirimena, Venezuela.
Scheduled Premiere: April 10 2015, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City; New Juilliard Ensemble / Joel Sachs, cond.
1.1.2 (2=Bss) .1 / 188.8.131.52 /2 perc (incl. timp) / harp / 184.108.40.206.1 (or up to a medium-size string section)
Perc: Drums (snare, 3 small toms, cymbals, pedal bss small hihat), 2 timpani, large marimba, gran cassa, cowbells, triangle, woodblocks , claves, bamboo güiro, small maracas, bongos)
Commissioned by the Salvi Foundation
Premiered as the opening of the 2008 Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia by I Musici de Montréal Orchestra;
European premiere at Theater Lübeck in Germany on November 9, 2008 by the Orchestra of Theater Lübeck, conducted by Raphael Jiménez
58. SYMPHONY FOR BRASS AND PERCUSSION (2007) ca. 17’
Commissioned by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA) and Alondra de la Parra for Edicson Ruiz, bass
Premiered at Alice Tully Hall, New York City in June 2006 by Edicson Ruiz, bass and the POA, conducted by
Choral symphony for large mixed choir and symphonic orchestra
Texts by anonymous authors and Paul Desenne, based on popular Venezuelan songs recorded by Quinteto Contrapunto in the 1960s
Glosas de la puerca
Scherzo con yopo
Simón Bolívar Orchestra and the Orfeón Universitario UCV and other Caracas choirs, conducted by Alfredo Rugeles
3(III=picc).3(III=E.hr.).4(III=Picc,IV=Bss).3(III=ctrbsn)-220.127.116.11 timp.perc(4):snr/toms(med.sml)/pdlbss tom/cyms (med.crsh)/rim/tgls/tamb/claves/güiro/cwbls(s.m.l)/wdbls(L.s)/tmpl bls/tamboras (lrg & sm wood rimmed toms)/conga/timbales/quitiplás (bamboo sticks: high pair & low)/culo'e puya (2 long slim drums)/tin plate-vibraphone-harp-large mixed choir (s.a.t.b)-cuatro (Venezuelan guitar) 1 to 6 players-strings (10.8.6.6.4 minimum)
Commissioned by FESNOJIV, the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra Foundation
Premiered at Aula Magna at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas in July 2005 by the Simón Bolívar Orchestra and the Orfeón Universitario UCV and other Caracas choirs, conducted by Alfredo Rugeles
Commissioned by the Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy in Caracas for violinist Virginie Robilliard
Premiered at Sala Corpbanca in Caracas in Dec. 2003 by Virginie Robilliard, violin and the Orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation, conducted by Olivier Grangean; Canadian premiere in December 2004 with Alexis Cárdenas, violin and I Musici de Montréal, conducted by Yuli Turovsky; New York premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in January 2009 with Virginie Robilliard, violin and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Christie
41. EL RETO: LEYENDA DE FLORENTINO Y EL DIABLO (2002-2003) ca. 30’
Cantata for tenor, baritone, narrator, chamber orchestra, and traditional Venezuelan instruments including diatonic harps, bandola, cuatro, maracas, Afro-Venezuelan percussion
Texts by Alberto Arvelo Torrealba
Camerata Criolla and Ensamble Gurrufío from their CD El Reto with William Alvarado, narrator and baritone / Argenis Sánchez, tenor / Francisco Pacheco, baritone
fl, ob, cl, bass cl, bsn, alt sx, Fr hr, trp, tbn, 2 perc (quitiplás, congas, bombo, wb, cwbl, toms), maracas, string orchestra (minimum 2 stands of 1st vlns; amplified acoustic bass), Venezuelan instruments: harp, bandola, cuatro
Commissioned by Camerata Criolla and Ensamble Gurrufío
Premiered at the Teatro de Teresa Carreño in Caracas in December 2003 by Camerata Criolla and Ensamble Gurrufío, conducted by Manuel Hernández Silva
38. CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA (2001-2002) ca. 27’