MEMORIES OF AN UNFORGETTABLE LOVE

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Piece Title : Memories of an Unforgettable Love
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Composer / Arranger : Alamo, Juan
Composer / Arranger Details:

 Born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Juan at the age 6 he took his first steps towards playing percussion and began his passion for vibes at the age of 17.  He started his performance experiences playing for Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Posps Orchestra and marimba duo Dos by Two.  He was successfully contracted by numerous famous salsa artists groups like Song by Four, Ray Ruiz and Elias Lopez.  Also very well know Dallas salsa groups Tropical Sound, Carabali and Latin Fire.  Juan decided to further his musical skills studies at the University of North Texas where he will soon obtain his Doctorate in Musical Performance with a minor in Jazz.  Currently he is a professor and director of the percussion emsemble at the Howard Payne University in Bronwood, Texas.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :7 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 5 Octave Marimba (Low C) / Bass Drum / Bells / Bongo / Chimes / Conga / Crash Cymbal / Crotales (Set of) / Gong / Mark Tree / Shaker / Snare Drum / Surdo / Suspended Cymbal / Tamborim / Tambourine / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Timpani (Set of) / Triangle / Vibraphone
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Memories of an Unforgettable Love is a composition for marimba and percussion ensemble. In essence, this piece is a set of theme and variations on the famous Latin ballad Besame Mucho. However, other original melodic material, as well as influences from standard marimba literature, jazz, Brazilian, and Flamenco music are employed in this piece. 

Memories of an Unforgettable Love is a composition for marimba and percussion ensemble. In essence, this piece is a set of theme and variations on the famous Latin ballad Besame Mucho. However, other original melodic material, as well as influences from standard marimba literature, jazz, Brazilian, and Flamenco music are employed in this piece. The piece was premiered in 2011 at the Los Llanos International Percussion Festival in Venezuela. A recording of this piece can be found on Juan Álamo’s CD “Marimjazzia.”

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