Keyboards part from Havana Rhubarb Rumba for two Bb Trumpets & Piano

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A piece for two Bb Trumpets & Piano or Keyboards, in the rumba style of Cuba, with an optional Double Bass or Bass Guitar part.

I composed this piece on a wet day in Norway, whilst picking rhubarb in my garden!

The rumba was originally a marriage dance. Many of its movements and actions which seem to have an erotic meaning are merely depictions of simple farm tasks. The shoeing of the mare, the climbing of a rope, the courtship of the rooster and the hen,etc. It was done for amusement on the farms by the black population in Cuba. However it became a popular ballroom dance and was introduced into the USA about 1933. It was the Americanized version for the Cuban son and Danzon. It is in 4-4 time. The characteristic feature is to take each step without initially placing the weight on that step. Steps are taken with a slightly bent knee which when staightened, causes the hips to sway from side to side in what has come to be known as Cuban Motion!

If you need a drum set part, you will find one attached to the trombone bass clef arrangement.

3 minutes

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