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Title Festa Criolla
from A Night in the Tropics
Composer Gottschalk
Arranger McLain
Duration 04:30
Grade
CD -
Series Orchestral 
Instrumentation Symphonic Band 
Number BM533
Price set (score+parts) € 89,00 Add to cart 
Price score € 18,00 Add to cart 
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk's compositions were the first to incorporate rhythms and 'native' melodies of the West Indies into the concert music mainstream.  His music astutely predated what would become ragtime and early jazz music. In the summer of 1859 Gottschalk stayed in Matouba, Guadeloupe where he completed the score for his first symphony, 'La Nuit des Tropiques'. 
'Festa Criolla' is the second (and last) movement of this symphony. The symphony was premiered in Havana in 1860 and one can only imagine the excitement of the audience when playing the Festa Criolla!

 

Soundfile: Harmonie De Vriendenkrans Heel
conductor Martien Maas

 
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