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Greek Folk Song Suite

COMPOSER: Franco Cesarini
PUBLISHER: Mitropa Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Concert Band
Greek folk music is characterised by the sound of the ‘buzuki’ which is often used in combination with the clarinet, the mandolin, the violin and various types of tambourines. In Greek Folk Song Suite, Franco Cesarini haselaborated on three songs belonging to this most ancient tradition. The first,
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Composer Franco Cesarini
Publisher Mitropa Music
Instrumentation Concert Band/Harmonie
Moeilijkheidsgraad orkest Grade 3
Product Type Score
Instrument Group Concert Band
Year of Publication 2002
European Parts Included Yes
Genre Concert Piece
ISMN 9790035025734
Series Mitropa Concertwork Series
No. Pages 48
No. 0876-02-140 M
Definitive Duration 00:09:00
Description
Greek folk music is characterised by the sound of the ‘buzuki’ which is often used in combination with the clarinet, the mandolin, the violin and various types of tambourines. In Greek Folk Song Suite, Franco Cesarini haselaborated on three songs belonging to this most ancient tradition. The first, O Haralambis, is in 7/8 time, a characteristic of a popular folk dance called kalamatianos. Originally, the song O Haralambis was sung to ‘tease’during weddings with the text of the song refering to a young man who refuses to marry. The second movement, Stu Psiloriti, refers to an ancient song from the island of Crete. The third movement of the suite is based on thesongVasilikos tha gino and is characterised by the sirtaki, probably the most popular Greek dance outside of Greece. This is Greek passion portrayed by a concert band!
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