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Title Cuban Overture
Composer Gershwin
Arranger McLain
Duration 10:00
Grade
CD -
Series Orchestral 
Instrumentation Symphonic Band 
Number BM494
Price set (score+parts) € 142,00 Add to cart 
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George Gershwin composed his 'Cuban Overture' in July and August 1932. Originally was the work titled 'Rumba' and was the result of a two-week holiday which Gershwin took in Havana, Cuba in February 1932. The overture is dominated by Caribbean rhythms and Cuban native percussion, with a wide spectrum of instrumental color and technique. It is a rich and exciting work with complexity and sophistication, illustrating the influence of Cuban music and dance. Its main theme was influenced by a then current hit by Ignacio Piñeiro, 'Échale Salsit'.

 
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