• The Estaferms and her flautists
  • Recording sessions of the theme



  • Work
    • 074
  • Name
    • Estaferms
  • City and date
    • Besalú, January 1996
  • Duration
    • 2'
  • Instrumentation
    • 6 whistles
  • Cd
    • Sounds of pain (2004)
  • Premiere
    • Streets of Besalú April 10, 1992 Group of flutes and drums of the Estaferms of the procession of the Dolors from Besalú

Small work created expressly to be interpreted during Eastern, in the traditional procession of the Virgin of the Dolores, in the town of Besalú (Girona). Sister of my previous work Walk of Troubadour.

Besalú maintained in its tradition the non-incorporation of women in the groupings of the procession of the Virgin of the Dolores, but the year of the creation of the Walk of Troubadour, 1992, was called to the transgression, since they were the same directors and members of the Estaferms, that after a little controversy they commissioned me the creation of a group of 6 flautist women. To that end I thought of using a sufficiently sharp instrument to be heard in the streets of Besalú, where the procession takes place: the Whistle, a very popular instrument in Ireland.

The Estaferms are the grouping of the procession that symbolize the devotion to the virgin by the humble people of the town, so I have always been very proud that for some years I was part of the drums of Estaferms, and I feel also very proud to have helped them to create this group of flautist women who accompany them and the two works composed for that purpose that still ring through its streets during Eastern.

Tradition and transgression, these are these two works. Its musical style, markedly medieval, finishes giving the ancestral touch to the proposal, since the streets and the traditions of Besalú keep alive the flame of the XII century.

Estaferms (1'39):



  • Flutes: Teresa Argelers, Irene Bartolí, Mireia Dòsil, Silvia Grau, Imma Juanola, Maria Solavera, Natàlia Vergés, Marta Vila and Helena Vila
  • Drums: Àngel Sánchez and Paco Viciana
Score in pdf: