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Hispanic Dances for Double BASS & Piano
Hispanic Dances for Double BASS & Piano

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Hispanic Dances for Double BASS & Piano by Lourdes C Montgomery. Includes Guaguanco, Ivan Dances the Mexican Huapango, Acambara, Calle Ocho, Colla Tempestada.

Hispanic Dances is a set of exciting and lively pieces for the young intermediate bassist. There are simple and effective challenges, offering music which has both an educational and recital use. These are pieces of great energy and drive, with something to suit most tastes.

1. The Cuban Guaguanco, a type of rumba, originated with rhythms brought by slaves from Africa in the 1800's. Early musical instruments for rumba included common household items such as the side of a cabinet, an overturned drawer, or a pair of spoons. The opening five bar Afro lament sets the tone of the work.

2. The Mexican Huapango is often danced atop a wooden platform which enhances the percussive sounds dancers make with their shoes. The metre of this piece alternates between 6/8 and 3/4.

3. Acámbaro, a simple waltz with an A section and B section repeated, is named after a local restaurant here in the Ozark Mountains, which was in turn named for the owners' home town in the southeastern corner of Guanajuato, Mexico.

4. The flavour of Calle Ocho (8th Street) in old Miami is reminiscent of the Cuba of yesteryear and the Afro-Caribbean music of my youth is still heard on every corner. This piece features a sustained melody in the bass accompanied by a more rhythmic underpinning in the piano accompaniment.

5. The Colla Tempestada is a storm of the Philippines whose features include strong southwestern winds accompanied by heavy rains. The work begins in a somewhat dramatic manner (the storm) which eventually calms to a lull before returning "Con Fuoco" for an exciting last few bars.