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Sevilla (solo version) (Albéniz) (Download)

arranged for solo marimba by Tyler Tolles
Level: Advanced
Duration: 6:30
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPCS19-004DL
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS19-004DL

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Description

Tyler Tolles’ solo marimba arrangement of Sevilla, a movement from Isaac Albéniz’s Suite Española No. 1, captures the modesty, charm, and intimacy of Albéniz’s original. Each movement of Albéniz’s suite is meant to depict a region in Spain, in this instance Andalusia, the southern most region of Spain. Albéniz is quoted as saying that in his early works, including Suite Española No. 1, “there is less musical science, less of the grand idea, but more colour, sunlight, flavour of olives” and that “the music is a bit infantile, plain, spirited; but in the end, the people, our Spanish people, are something of all that.” The color, sunlight, and infantile spirit are all present in Tolles’ brilliant arrangement and are made available to the adept and willing marimbist!

This piece is also available in an alternate arrangement for percussion ensemble and solo marimba by Christopher WhyteSevilla (Sevillanas).

Instrumentation

Marimba–(low) C

Reviews

Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) was a Spanish post-romantic composer/performer. Among his compositions were four works included in his Suite Expañola, Opus 47; one was “Sevilla,” which was first performed by Albéniz in 1886. From arranger Tyler Tolles’ preface to this arrangement, the sevillañas are “a type of Spanish folk music and dance from the Sevilla region of Spain in 3/4 meter. Sevilla is the most famous city in Andalusia, the southern region of Spain... Although it was originally written for solo piano, ‘Sevilla’ is considered a staple in classical guitar literature. This arrangement for 5-octave marimba was premiered on April 2, 2018.”

This arrangement is a challenging but re- warding unaccompanied four-mallet marimba piece that would be appropriate for the university-level junior or senior recital. It lasts about 6.5 minutes. Tapspace has an excellent recording of this arrangement for reference.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 23019

Description

Tyler Tolles’ solo marimba arrangement of Sevilla, a movement from Isaac Albéniz’s Suite Española No. 1, captures the modesty, charm, and intimacy of Albéniz’s original. Each movement of Albéniz’s suite is meant to depict a region in Spain, in this instance Andalusia, the southern most region of Spain. Albéniz is quoted as saying that in his early works, including Suite Española No. 1, “there is less musical science, less of the grand idea, but more colour, sunlight, flavour of olives” and that “the music is a bit infantile, plain, spirited; but in the end, the people, our Spanish people, are something of all that.” The color, sunlight, and infantile spirit are all present in Tolles’ brilliant arrangement and are made available to the adept and willing marimbist!

This piece is also available in an alternate arrangement for percussion ensemble and solo marimba by Christopher WhyteSevilla (Sevillanas).

Instrumentation

Marimba–(low) C

Reviews

Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) was a Spanish post-romantic composer/performer. Among his compositions were four works included in his Suite Expañola, Opus 47; one was “Sevilla,” which was first performed by Albéniz in 1886. From arranger Tyler Tolles’ preface to this arrangement, the sevillañas are “a type of Spanish folk music and dance from the Sevilla region of Spain in 3/4 meter. Sevilla is the most famous city in Andalusia, the southern region of Spain... Although it was originally written for solo piano, ‘Sevilla’ is considered a staple in classical guitar literature. This arrangement for 5-octave marimba was premiered on April 2, 2018.”

This arrangement is a challenging but re- warding unaccompanied four-mallet marimba piece that would be appropriate for the university-level junior or senior recital. It lasts about 6.5 minutes. Tapspace has an excellent recording of this arrangement for reference.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 23019


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