Euphonium and piano - advanced
Composed by Manuel de Falla. Arranged by Ralph Sauer. Spanish 20th Century. Solo part and Piano accompaniment. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2854).
The Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel da Falla is taken from the ballet El amor brujo (The Bewitched Love) written in 1915. The work was influenced by a traditional dance used to worship the fire-god where the participants involved would jump or leap through fire.
Candela, a gypsy girl performs this Ritual Fire Dance causing a ghost to appear. She begins to dance with the ghost whirling faster and faster until the ghost is pulled into the fire, causing it to disappear.
This brilliant arrangement of about four and one half minutes is written for advanced performers.
Solo parts are supplied in bass and treble clef.