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La Virgen de la Macarena (arr Marlatt)

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Bernardino Bautista (arr. David Marlatt)


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Solo Trumpet
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


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Program Notes

The Virgin of Hope of Macarena (Spanish: Virgen de la Esperanza de Macarena de Sevilla) popularly known as La Esperanza or Virgin of Macarena, is a pious 17th century Roman Catholic wooden image of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Seville, Spain. The Marian title falls under a category of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorating the desolate grievance and piety of the Virgin Mary during Holy Week. The image is widely considered as a national treasure by the Spanish people, primarily because of its religious grandeur during Lenten celebrations.

The image is also known for local folklore, most notably its discolored cheek allegedly caused by a wine bottle thrown by a drunken Protestant rebel at her face which pious legends also claim has never been able to be removed. Its popularity among the masses is often highlighted in the five rose-emerald brooches attached to her dress given by the famed bullfighter José Gómez Ortega (Joselito).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This is a traditional bullfighting song made famous by the great trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez. There has been a short introduction added quoting part of Bizet's Carmen. This introduction serves to set up both the soloist and the famous "bull" tune played by the low brass. The use of rubato should move the tempo quite dramatically within the solo sections. Most of the technical figures in the solo part should be played in time so they line up with the other parts.

- Program Note by publisher


The melody is attributed to the Spanish composer Bernardino Bautista Monterde (1880-1959), about whom little is known.


NB: The word "virgin" is spelled virgen in Spanish, virgin in English.


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