This is the fourth movement of Albéniz's Suite Española.
Year:1886 / 1978
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €137.86 | Score Only (print) - €22.93
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III, including:
None discovered thus far.
It was in 1886 that Isaac Albéniz started writing this eight-part suite for piano, shortly after his study period with Liszt. His manuscript only comprises the first three and the last of the actual set of eight pieces. The other parts were added, after the composer's death, by his publisher who extracted them from other compositions.
These impressions of various Spanish regions illustrate the composer's ingenuity in portraying characteristic rhythms and his ear for refreshing key changes. With the exception of Cataluña, all the pieces are ternary in structure, the central section being a 'copla', a sung interlude in a dance form, usually marking a turn from major to minor tonality.
Movement 4. Cádiz has the more connected melodic line of a song. It is a melodious evocation of the southern Andalusian harbour at the Atlantic Ocean that used to be the gateway to South America.
Juan Mas Quiles wrote an orchestration for symphonic band of the first six parts - the last two, Cuba (Capricho) and Castilla (seguidillas) have been omitted of this arrangement.
- Program Note from publisher
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. It is the capital of the Province of Cádiz, one of eight that make up the autonomous community of Andalusia. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to the 8th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
None discovered thus far.
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Works for Winds by This Composer
- Aragón (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- Asturias (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- Cádiz (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- Cataluña (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- Fête-Dieu à Seville (1909/1968) (tr. Cailliet)
- Granada (arr. Hautvast) (1886/2009)
- Granada (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- The Legend of Asturias (arr. Lopez) (2010)
- Midsummer Night's Serenade
- Sevilla (tr. Loritz) (1886/2011)
- Sevilla (tr. Mas Quiles). See: Suite Española
- Sevilla (tr. Mule) (1886/1978)
- Sevilla (tr. Nowak) (1886/1974/1997)
- Suite Española (tr. Mas Quiles) (1886/1978)
- Tango in D
- Trois Pièces (arr. Mule) (1922)