The renowned band music publishing house Molenaar Editions (The Netherlands) has just published a new Cd recording titled “Back to Normandy” that includes the European Overture by Javier Pérez Garrido. The Portuguese Air Force Band conducted by Lt. Col. Elio Luis Salsinha Murcho have been the performers of this emblematic recording for celebrating the 75 anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy.
The European Overture is an enthusiastic and amazing opening dedicated to and premiered by Jan Cober and the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra in Luxembourg, 2013. As a clarinetist member of the EUYWO (2009, 2011 and 2013), not only was Pérez Garrido fortunate enough to work with maestro Cober and many of the most talented European young musicians but he also made a lot of good friends. This incredible experience motivated him to compose one of his most renowned works. In 2014, the Jerry Goldsmith Awards selected this piece as one of the five nominated to win the Best Free Creation Prize.