Home > Solo instrument > Samba..alla Turca! (Keyboard)

A short while ago, I had an email from Lizzie Watts, who had come across my Samba..alla Turca! in its two-piano version, several years back. Lizzie said she was ’blown away’ by the piece, and played it a number of times, when it always had a great reception, she said..

Lizzie has recently been appointed Head Keyboard Tutor at the National Youth Music Camps in Wavendon, which is a week-long dedicated music camp. Lizzie goes on, "It is a truly inspiring place - some of the children we teach are outstandingly talented, and certainly give the tutors a run for our money! At the end of the week, we produce a show. This includes a theatrical performance, as well as a final performance by each instrumental group. I thought that your Samba Alla Turca would be a fantastic showpiece for the keyboards - with sombreros and top hats, of course!"

I checked through the various versions I had made of the piece, and was surprised to find that, unlike with The Lone Ar-ranger!, there wasn’t any keyboard arrangement, let alone what Lizzie was looking for - a version for eight youngsters on four different keyboards!

I have now made the Quartet version for Lizzie, so thought I’d add one for single keyboard, using autochords. I have added some of my ’extra’ melodies, which feature in all the other versions, but where there’s always more than one player to help out!

The attached MP3 is not played on a keyboard, but merely using generated drum patterns and a semblance of autoplay of chords via Sibelius plug-ins. As such it is intended to give only an impression of what it would sound like on a decent keyboard!

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Philip R Buttall. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Philip R Buttall has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.