Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona was born in Havana, Cuba in 1896 and died in the Canary Islands in 1963. Acclaimed as a Cuban dance band leader, he toured South America and Europe and composed the well known tunes Malagueñaand Andalucía.

Ernesto Lecuona — La Comparsa (Carnival Procession) from Afro-Cuban Dances

Lecuona was one of Cuba’s most popular 20th Century composers and band leaders, and composed the well known Andalucia and Malagueña. He describes La Comparsa as follows: “The composition starts with the gradual approach of the procession [bassoon ostinato imitating pitched tambor drums] and carries one through all the excitement until the last faint notes of the departing parade die away in the distance.” Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

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For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9519 . . . $14.00

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