Amparito Roca (arr for string orchestra e.g. for schools)

"Jaime Texidor"
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“Amparito Roca” is a fine Spanish paso doble (2-step), or can be played to good effect as a march, and is offered here in an arrangement for string quartet. It is suited to a wide variety of occasions such as weddings and celebrations.

“Amparito Roca” is widely attributed to Jaime Texidor (1885-1957), and his name is quoted here to conform to the normal expectations of those seeking this piece, and to reassure them they have found it correctly.

However, the true composer was likely to have been Reginald Clifford Ridewood (1907-1942), who was a British Army band conductor and subtitled the piece “The Sheltered Cliff” (presumably Gibraltar, where he had been stationed). His widow recalls his confirming he was the composer, but, as an Army man, he would have made no formal claim to ownership because it would automatically have been crown property.

Meanwhile, Jaime Texidor re-scored and re-issued the piece, giving it wide popularity, hence the association of his name with it.


Score ID
"Jaime Texidor"
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
String orchestra
Latin music
Instrumental parts

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