Capriccio Espagñol

Capriccio Espagñol

Composer: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranger: Robin Benton
Octaves Handbell: 5 - 6
Octaves Handchimes:  4
Level: 3+


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Rimsky-Korsakov was quite proud of his Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, which features five Spanish folk melodies. Robin selected several of the main themes for this arrangement, keeping them faithful to the original:  Alborada which also includes variations on that theme, Fandango, with Alborada reprised at the end. It is basically ‘rung’ throughout with perfectly placed shakes and mallets plus a few mart-lifts, all of which complement the original. Addition of handchimes in one of the lovely variations adds color to the piece. The optional tambourine and castañets top it off!  Your solid Level 3+ ensemble will rock this work and audiences will love it! To view this score, please select the 'down arrow' at the bottom of this cover page.   You may also view and listen to this title on our YouTube Channel where you can subscribe and be notified of new releases!  

Octave Ranges
5-7 Octaves
Classical Arrangements
Latin style
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 3
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