COMPOSITION

COMPOSITION

A large part of the repertoire that Francisco Javier Jáuregui plays with other musicians has been arranged or composed by him. He is particularly interested in making new pieces based on folk melodies from different parts of the world. Below is a video performance with Gudrún Ólafsdóttir of Francisco Javier's composition Nani, nani. The song is composed around an old Sephardic melody collected in Northern Africa which Francisco Javier arranged for voice and guitar. It was premiered in 2009 at the Glinka Hall of the Philharmonic Society of Saint Petersburg as part of the Tardes de España Festival.

Francisco Javier has also written a number of original compositions for other performers such as Sonor Ensemble, a group made up mainly of string players from the National Orchestra of Spain, pianist Sebastián Mariné and conductor Luis Aguirre. Below is a video of the premiere of The Religion of Love, a piece for voice, piano and string quintet to a text by the Sufi mystic poet and philosopher Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) born in Murcia (Al Andalus). The piece is a call for peace and understanding among people of all creeds. The words say: 

"I profess the religion of love and I go wherever it strides. Love is my creed and my faith".

List of works by Francisco Javier Jáuregui

List of works by Francisco Javier Jáuregui

Voice & guitar

Eight Icelandic Folk Songs

Blástjarnan þótt skarti skær

Fagurt galaði fuglinn sá

Sof þú, blíðust barnkind mín

Ég þekki Grýlu

Móðir mín í kví, kví

Syngur lóa

Það er svo margt, ef að er gáð

Grátandi kem ég nú, guð minn, til þín

El cant dels ocells – Folk song from Cataluña

Mareta, mareta – Folk song from Valencia

Síðasti strætó fer korter í eitt (Co-written with Gudrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir)

Three Basque Folk Songs (original version: voice, violin & guitar)

Aurtxo txikia

Lua, lua

Basatxoritxu

Four Sephardic Songs

Secretos quero descuvrir

¿Por qué llorax, blanca niña?

Nani, nani

Yo m’enamorí d’un aire

Three Irish Songs

The Salley Gardens

She Moved Through the Fair

The Town of Ballybay

Eg ser deg ut for gluggjin – Norwegian folk song

Voice, violin & guitar

Three Basque Folk Songs

Aurtxo txikia

Lua, lua

Basatxoritxu

Four Sephardic Songs (original version: voice & guitar)

Secretos quero descuvrir

¿Por qué llorax, blanca niña?

Nani, nani

Yo m’enamorí d’un aire

Avrix mi galanica – sephardic song

Medianoche (To a poem by Salvador de Madariaga)

El cant dels ocells – Folk song from Cataluña

Mareta, mareta – Folk song from Valencia

voice, string quintet & piano

The Religion of Love (Text: Ibn Arabi) - In Memoriam Sir John Tavener

Three Basque Folk Songs (original version: voice, violin & guitar)

Aurtxo txikía

Lua, lua

Basatxoritxu

Nani, nani - sephardic song (original version: voice, violin & guitar)

voice, clarinet, string quintet & piano

Lua, lua - Basque folk song

Transcriptions for voice & guitar

Sigvaldi Kaldalons

Erla, góða Erla

Sofðu, sofðu, góði

Jón Ásgeirsson

Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu

Hjá lyngri móðu

Federico García Lorca

Canciones antiguas españolas

El café de chinitas

Nana de sevilla

Los cuatro muleros

Los reyes de la baraja

Tres morillas m’enamoran en Jaén

Transcriptions for voice, violin & guitar

Federico García Lorca

Canciones antiguas españolas

El café de chinitas

Nana de sevilla

Los cuatro muleros

Los reyes de la baraja