Mexicanada

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Once I discovered the manuscript paper "Mariachi Band", I felt compelled to arrange the third movement of my First Symphony for it. Nevertheless, I think that the "Guitarr�n" was not well understood, because it is an acoustic bass guitar with a very big and rounded body the sound of which is like that of a double bass. As a matter of fact, it is tuned in E, A, D, G. I myself once had a Guitarr�n, while living in Mexico. For the foregoing reasons I added a contrabass to the score to make the harmonic foundation more conspicuous. The "Vihuela" is a small guitar known in Mexico as "Requinto" or "Charango" if its body is made of armadillo hide.


Score ID
71677
Composer
Year of composition
1965
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
6 minutes
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Genre
World music
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