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Composer: Manuel Ponce

Instrument: Marimba Duo

Level: Advanced

Published: 2016

Price: €16.00

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    • Duration: 6 min.

      Manuel Ponce (1882 – 1948) is a Mexican composer, whose compositions draw on traditional Mexican harmonies and folk tunes. In 1912, Ponce composed “Estrellita”, which became his most famous work, for voice and piano. In 1927, violinist Jascha Heifetz arranged this piece for violin and piano, which is listed on his concert program in Mexico during his 1927 world concert tour. Estrellita later became well-known to American audiences after its US premiere by Heifetz in New York, 1928. 

      This new arrangement for marimba duo does not attempt to imitate any other instrument. Instead, the performers are encouraged to show the distinctive timbre of the marimba and to present the cultural background of Central American music.

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    • Two Marimbas (5-octave)

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  • About the composer +
    • Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (8 December 1882 – 24 April 1948) was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a usually forgotten tradition of popular song and Mexican folklore. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the harmonies and form of traditional songs

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    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Gaia Gomes
      Engraving: Wei-Chen Lin
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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