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La Boda de Luis Alonso

Intermezzo, arranged for percussion ensemble

By G. Gimenez y Bellido

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Percussion ensemble (10 players: xylophone, bells, 2 vibraphones, 1 shared 5-octave marimba (low C), 1 4.6-octave marimba (low E), 5 timpani, concert snare drum, concert bass drum, 1 pair dark crash cymbals, 1 pair light crash cymbals, tambourine, castanets, triangle) - medium-advanced
Intermezzo, arranged for percussion ensemble. Composed by G. Gimenez y Bellido. Arranged by Bobby Lopez. Folio and parts on CD-ROM. 24 pages. Duration 4'00". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-68).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-68

Bobby Lopez brings some Spanish flair to our catalog with his wonderful arrangement of late nineteenth century composer G. Gimenez y Bellido's La Boda de Luis Alonso (The Wedding of Luis Alonso).

As Lopez explains in the program notes, the Spanish zarzuela was a “…court-based musical play with choruses and alternating spoken lines that evolved into comic opera. La Boda was one of Gimenez's most famous works and has been arranged for many different ensembles including the Mexican mariachi ensemble."

This is an energetic work, full of sweeping melodic lines and light, fast-moving bass lines. True to form, the piece has plenty of dramatic and comedic flair, while the 3/4 feel ("in one") will test the ensemble's listening and grooving skills in the way that only pieces in this style can.

At 4 minutes in length, La Boda would make for a fantastic closer for your next percussion ensemble concert!

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

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