Memories of the Alhambra for String Orchestra
by Francisco Tarrega
String Orchestra - Digital Sheet Music

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String Orchestra - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1305018

Composed by Francisco Tarrega. Arranged by Graham Boag. Classical,Instructional. Score and Parts. 78 pages. Graham Boag #894448. Published by Graham Boag (A0.1305018).

As a younger music student, I played Classical Guitar and always wanted to play this but for whatever reason I just could not master the tremolo effect needed. It has been arranged here for String Orchestra using various techniques to try and conjure up the famous tremolo effect, along other bowing techniques to add variety to this orchestration. 

A little information about the piece: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra) is a classical guitar piece composed in Málaga by Spanish composer and guitarist Francisco Tárrega It requires the tremolo technique and is often performed by advanced players.

The piece was written for and dedicated to Tárrega's patron Concepción Gómez de Jacoby in 1899, commemorating their visit to the Alhambra palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain. It was originally titled Improvisación ¡A Granada! Cantiga Árabe. It became known through an early 20th-century publication edited by Tárrega and dedicated as an homage to the French guitarist Alfred Cottin.

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