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Menorcan Dances

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Martin Ellerby

Martin Ellerby

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Fandango
2. Bolero
3. Jota


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

My Menorcan Dances were completed in January 2019 and are somewhat inspired bu a holiday taken on the Balaeric island of Menorca that previous summer.

They are cast in three compact movements following a tradition fast, slow, fast structure. Although the subtitles are from Spanish dance forms, they are far from strict in interpretation, each taking the traditional essence as a starting point and playing rhythmic and melodic games with the styles thereafter. Much use is made of suggestive percussion instruments plus an optional harp.

The work is dedicated to Erika Sparkes, the Northwestern State University Wind Symphony and their director of music, Jeffrey C. Mathews, the latter giving the first performance at the International WASBE Congress in Buñol, Valencia, Spain on 10 July, 2019.

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State Ratings

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