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Asturias (Albeniz/arr. Leigh Howard Stevens)

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This familiar work of Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz is best known to concert audiences in its guitar transcription. Rather than base his transcription on one of the many guitar editions, Stevens went back to the original piano work which appears in Cantos de Espana Op. 232. Some of the subtle detail, like the split octaves in the middle section restore the eery, haunting quality which is lost in the popular guitar versions.


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Specs
Musical FeaturesGreat guitar piece
Many musical moments
Lots of phrasing thoughts – some open measures
Fast – slow – fast – coda
Ostinato pattern with accented melody line
Technical FeaturesDeveloped 4 mallet tech required
Nice use of different mallet techniques
Fast double stops and rippled chords
DurationApprox. 7 min
InstrumentationMarimba 4.5 oct (low F#) - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionHigh School, College/Professional