LA BODA DE LUIZ ALONSO

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Piece Title : La Boda de Luiz Alonso
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Gimenez y Bellido/Lopez, Bobby
Composer / Arranger Details:

Bobby Lopez currently holds the position of Lecturer at Texas State University-San Marcos. His duties include teaching applied percussion, percussion ensemble, and percussion methods and classes in the multicultural music area. Mr. Lopez is an active educator, clinician, performer, and adjudicator in the central and south Texas areas. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Texas State University. His teachers include Dr. Norman Weinberg, Dr. Paul Bissell, Genaro Gonzalez, Jim Casella, Murray Gusseck, Dave Sankus, Jeff Lee, and Scott Johnson. Alumni of the DCI High Percussion recipient the 1998 Santa Clara Vanguard and the 1999 DCI World Champion Blue Devils, he was awarded first prize for his composition Two Days in the 1998 DCI multipercussion solo competition. He has worked with several percussion programs including the Georgetown High School(TX) drumline, Cedar Park High School drumline, Revolution Indoor drumline, and the Texas State University drumline. Aside from his duties at Texas State University-San Marcos, Bobby performs as an extra with the Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra and has accompanied artists such as Elvis Costello, Dihanna Carroll, and the Smothers Brothers.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 2/3 Octave Marimba (Low E) / Castanets / Concert Bass Drum / Crash Cymbals (x2) / Glockenspiel / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle / Vibraphone (x2) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2012 /  2012
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Bobby Lopez brings some Spanish flair to our catalog with his wonderful arrangement of late nineteenth century composer G. Giménez y Bellido’s "La Boda de Luís Alónso" (The Wedding of Luís Alónso). As Lopez explains in the program notes, the Spanish zarzuela was a “…court-based musical play with choruses and alternating spoken lines that evolved into comic opera. La Boda was one of Giménez’s most famous works and has been arranged for many different ensembles including the Mexican mariachi ensemble.” This is an energetic work, full of sweeping melodic lines and light, fast-moving bass lines. True to form, the piece has plenty of dramatic and comedic flair, while the 3/4 feel (”in one”) will test the ensemble’s listening and grooving skills in the way that only pieces in this style can. At 4 minutes in length, La Boda would make for a fantastic closer for your next percussion ensemble concert!

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