Jota

Jota

Jota A very popular dance from the north east of Spain, specifically from the province of Aragon, the Jota is one of the most renowned triple meter forms and probably the most famous of De Falla’s Spanish songs. Traditionally, this folklorist dance is sung and danced...
Asturiana

Asturiana

Asturiana  Both the text and the melody of Asturiana come from a folk songs of the Asturias, in the north of Spain. It’s a delicate fairy tale of a tree weeping sympathetically with the protagonist of the story. Within a simple A-A1 structure, the melody, once...
Seguidilla murciana

Seguidilla murciana

Seguidilla murciana: origins Second song of the Siete canciones populares españolas, the seguidilla is an old dance form in quick triple time. The name is a diminutive of seguida (from seguir, “to follow”). It originated either in the region of Don Quixote...
El paño moruno

El paño moruno

El paño moruno (The Moorish Cloth) This song originates from the Murcia, one of the 17 independent Autonomous Communities of Spain. The story is fairly trivial: a shop reduced the price of a cloth because it had a stain on it. The structure is very basic: A, A1, coda;...
Baudelaire’s goats

Baudelaire’s goats

Recently I really had no time to compose much unfortunately, being busy with an arrangement of Der Zigeunebaron for small orchestra that is eating up all my time. However, composing is something I cannot stay away from for too long: see, it’s my personal cure,...

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