El Cid composed by Scott Watson. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Challenger Band Series. Latin. Grade 1.5. 180 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41922).
"El Cid" musically portrays the thrilling adventures and conquests of Rodrigo DÃaz de Vivar, a nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. This rewarding work uses an infectious Spanish rhythmic ostinato (3+3, 2+2+2 in 3/4 time) that undergirds the main theme, driving the piece as it builds. Ample percussion, including an important tambourine part, contributes to the Spanish feel. (2:55)