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Toccatina on a theme by De André


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Something different from my usual output but absolutely crazy :D

A transcription of a very famous song, Don Raffaè, written by my favorite Italian singer-songwriter, Fabrizio De André.

The original song is a relaxed Tarantella (wonderfully orchestrated, IMHO, for being a popular song) talking about coffee and corruption in Naples ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqVnV5f_ik4 ). 

Freakin' difficult: chords, big laps, runs, polyrhythms :D The Tempo, moreover, is marked too fast.

 

 

 

 

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Whoa. Some of these jumps are incredibly treacherous. m. 19 to m. 20 looks borderline impossible with that little preparation time. Same with some of the dynamic jumps, but that's admittedly a lot easier.
Interplay between triple and duple is, while not simple, very nice and subtle, which is a great change of pace, from say, me, who loves bringing that kind of stuff out maybe too much. :happy:
I'm not familiar with the original theme, but my goodness, must it be wild for this to come from it! Cheers

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Wow! I listened to the original before hearing yours, and I must say it was very creative of you to hear such fantastically wild and quirky potential in a relatively peaceful bit of pop music. I have to particular agree on the matter of the polyrhythms, which felt totally natural to me. Great work!

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