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La Virgen de la Macarena

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Bernardino Bautista (adapt. Calvin Custer)


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General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet Solo-I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


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 Protestant drunken 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


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.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Boardman High School (Youngstown, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Ruggieri, conductor) - 2 May 2018
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington, Ark.) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 28 April 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 22 August 2017
  • Unión Musical Ciudad de Albacete (Spain) - 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bautista, B.; Custer, C.; Calero, A. (1992). La Virgen de la Macarena : Traditional Spanish [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Virgin of Hope of Macarena, Wikipedia Accessed 9 January 2016