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Asturias

Composer: Isaac Albéniz

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Advanced

Published: 2019

Price: €16.00


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  • Description +
    • Duration. approx. 6 min.
      Arranged and adapted by Adélaïde Ferrière

      The adaption for guitar of the famous piece 'Asturias' was originally written for solo piano. This transcription of the piece for solo marimba stayed true to the original tonality of g minor. It also keeps the central section of the piece very expressive, between the middle of the two moto perpetuo sections. I utilised sextuplets that isn't shown in the original piano version, however shown on the guitar transcription for the Da Capo. This fits very well on the marimba since marimbists have the system of rotation used with the right hand in this score. The arpeggios on the Da Capo are also inspired by the guitar score to create a strong percussive element.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba (5-octave)

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    • Performed by Adélaïde Ferrière

  • About the composer +
    • Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (29 May 1860–18 May 1909) was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms. Transcriptions of many of his pieces, such as Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Cataluña, and the Tango in D, are important pieces for classical guitar, though he never composed for the guitar. The personal papers of Albéniz are preserved, among other institutions, in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover Design: Gaia Gomes
      Photo: ...
      Engraving: Adélaïde Ferrière
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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