Mexican Hat Dance
by David Marlatt
Clarinet Quartet - Sheet Music

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4 Clarinets

SKU: AP.81-CC2969

Arranged by David Marlatt. Quartet; Solo Small Ensembles; Woodwind - Clarinet Quartet. Eighth Note Publications. Folk; Latin; Traditional. Score and Part(s). 16 pages. Eighth Note Publications #81-CC2969. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-CC2969).

ISBN 9781554734801. UPC: 685462014811. English. Mexican Folk Song.

The famous Mexican Hat Dance is a traditional melody that has been used extensively in movie scores. This arrangement has used several creative compositional devices to make it more rhythmically and melodically interesting. The use of 3/4 interspersed occasionally throughout the piece breaks up the 6/8 feel. The form is simple---a short introduction, the melody [A] repeats several times, the [B] section starts slowly and dramatically (with clapping at the appropriate moments) accelerating, leading back to the [A] melody. What is interesting in this recap is that the two major themes are played simultaneously.