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Hi I like baroque suites, and the way the composers organized the dances in some sort of geographical classification: English Suite, French Suite, Italian Suite...... Why not a Spanish Suite? Is it possible. Some dances in those suites came from Spain: Folia, Sarabande, Passacaglia... I needed more dances with the Spanish flavor. Undoubtedly, many of them are touched by the flamenco "sound" or style. In fact, flamenco music developed in the 18th century, ...., no doubt it took its roots from much earlier, from Arabian and Mediterranean scales and from the Dorian mode in the Ancient Greece (which is not the dorian mode we know today). I have found some dances that are present all over the country: jota, fandango (we have some from Baroque), etc.... And some that are almost lost or limited to small areas. I want to r¡write a whole suite with this dances. It's interesting and funny doing some research and trying to put this music in the piano. The piano was not an instrument of flamenco music, untii the las past or the 20th century with fusion music (flamenco-pop, flamenco-jazz, also academic). Not easy to get the sound in the piano. One of those dances I found is the ZORONGO. This is a word almost nobody knows in Spanish. It means "headscarf", but we don't know if it has some link with the dance... Perhaps... Also, Zorongo is this dance. It includes the Andalusian cadence. And this is what I did.... Should I go on with this project?
pateceramics posted a topic in Choral, VocalThe text is the Spanish language version of the quote that starts Toni Morrison's "Beloved." Since she died this August, I was thinking about her books. Llamaré al que no era mi pueblo, pueblo mío; y a la no amada, amada. I will call the one who was not my people, my people; and the unloved, beloved.
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MeisterSegarra posted a topic in Orchestral and Large EnsembleThis is a "light" music symphony. It's inspired by the European danceable music. The Scherzo (Danza, Mov. 3) it's made in a folcklore music genre from Puerto Rico (which is where I live) Any opinion and critics are welcomed. I. Andante - Tempo di Valse II. Adagio III. Danza IV. Con brio
I think I'll just leave this right here... Very little is known of Juan Marcolini (b. 1730s, fl. 1760-70), the composer of this little gem - an overture to a zarzuela from around 1760 - and more is the pity for it. Ostensibly he was Spanish, but with a surname like Marcolini, I'd be willing to bet he or one of his ancestors was Italian. The title, "La dicha en la disgracia y la vida campestre," translates roughly "Bliss in disgrace and counry life" - which only whets my appetite for more. I learnt a thing or two listening to this piece, to say nothing of marveling at its quality, and just enjoying it. Hope y'all will get a kick out it. Here it is in a particularly tasty performance by Concerto Koln.