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A Latin Christmas

A medley of two Christmas songs from Mexico and the Catalan section of the Iberian Peninsula: "Las Posadas" and "Fum, fum, fum."  The first tune, "Las Posadas," is a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain, now celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala and parts of the Southwestern United States.  "Fum, fum, fum" is thought to have originated in the 16th or 17th century.  Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.

Category:  Orchestra with Band,
Composer:  Dr. Jorge E. Garcia

Price:  $25.00

Performance Notes: 

The key signatures are within the abilities of the middle school to high school String Orchestra with sections going back and forth between F major and F minor.  Rhythmic challenges are sixteenth note triplets, dotted eighth sixteenths, and meter changes from 2/4 to 3/4 and back.  Care should be taken to observe the subito piano markings at letter C.  String Bass is siempre pizz.

Click to view sample Score Performance Level:  Grade 3

Performance Time:  4:35 minutes


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