Mosaico De Mexico

George Gates
Catalog numbers: 

SMC S403FS/ HL 3777037

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Concert Band
This composition by George Gates takes three Mexican songs and arranges them for symphonic band.  The first song/movement. "Alma Llanera," originally from Venezuela, had become a popular, traditional favorite of the marimba bands of the Tehuantepec region of southern Mexico.  The second song, "Azteca (Subo Subo)," is an Aztec lament from the pre-Hispanic period.  The final song, "Huapango (De Veracruz)," is a folk dance form native to the Veracruz region.