La Virgen de la Macarena composed by Traditional. Arranged by David Marlatt. For Brass Quintet & Solo Trumpet. Brass Ensemble - Quintet; Part(s); Score. Eighth Note Publications. Latin. Duration 00:03:20. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BQ24161).
La Virgin de la Macarena is a traditional bullfighting song made famous by the great trumpet virtuoso Raphael Mendez. This version features a solo trumpet accompanied by brass quintet and optional percussion. All the flashy pyrotechnics in the original solo part are present with the supporting sound being a quintet rather than band or orchestra. In setting the tone for this arrangement a short introduction is included which quotes Bizet’s Carmen and features a short cadenza and some requisite high notes. A guaranteed audience favourite!