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Zortziko and Aurresku

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By Apollo Chamber Players

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Violin - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Apollo Chamber Players. Classical Period, Folk Music, World. Individual Part, Score. 2 pages. Apollo CP #007. Published by Apollo CP (S0.12704).

Item Number: S0.12704

Zortziko and Aurresku are popular Basque dances, solemn and elegant, performed to honor prominent local figures. The instrumentation typically used to execute these dance songs is the txistu, a cousin of the flute, and the tamboril, a percussion instrument akin to a snare drum. Today, these dances are performed as part of formal events in Basque Country, and they remain one of the most celebrated expressions of traditional Basque culture.Apollo’s arrangement of this combined Basque dance tune, for solo violin, was inspired by (and transcribed from) a guitarist's stirring performance. Amazingly, Zortziko and Aurresku travels only an interval of a major seventh, never leaving the G and D strings. And yet, it traverses a multitude of soundscapes, its soulful melody fusing instinctively with a violin's expressive color palette.Featured in Apollo's album, 'EUROPEAN FOLKSCAPES,' available on Navona

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