The Battle of Tenerife is a symphonic poem which celebrates the Gesta July 25.
Tenerife Symphonic Windband, conducted by the composer itself, was in charge of the premiere.
On September 20th 2019, at 19:00 hours in the Museum of Military History of Tenerife (Islas Canarias, Spain) took place the premiere of La Batalla de Tenerife (The Battle of Tenerife), a composition by Ricardo Mollá for symphonic windband.
This concert (the first one of its season 2019-2020) , the Tenerife Symphonic Windband (Banda Sinfónica de Tenerife), conducted by Ricardo Mollá, included other pieces of the composer: The knight of the sorry face —premiere—, with David Rejano —principal trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic— as trombone soloist, and Chimo Albero.
La Batalla de Tenerife es una composición de Ricardo Mollá por encargo de la Banda Sinfónica de Tenerife para conmemorar la Gesta del 25 de julio de 1797. Tenerife Symphonic Windband was created at the beginning of XX century and is one of the oldest spanish professional windbands.
Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was an amphibious assault by the Royal Navy on the Spanish port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Launched by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson on 22 July 1797, the assault was defeated, and on 25 July the remains of the landing party withdrew under a truce, having lost several hundred men. Nelson himself had been wounded in the arm, which was subsequently partially amputated: a stigma that he carried to his grave as a constant reminder of his failure.