Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Final Dance from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

Manuel de Falla

Category: Wind Band  > Classics

Duration: 6' 15"

Price: £55.00

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The Final Dance from "The Three-Cornered Hat" newly arranged for wind band with a special ending courtesy of the late Igor Markevich.

When Serge Diaghilev premièred the ballet in his 1919 London season, Markevich was only two years old, but by the time he was sixteen the great impresario had recognised his potential as a new composer for his stable. The collaboration was short, as Diaghilev died soon afterwards, but Markevich went on to become a distinguished conductor.

And the end of the ballet, the curtain descends to a massed castanet roll from the assembled cast on stage, and the orchestra sounds the final chord as it touches down. When he extracted the suite, Falla replaced this effect with a brief side drum roll; but when Markevich recorded it for EMI in the 1950s he replaced it again with the sizzling trumpet chord which is preserved in the present arrangement. We are happy to accept his authority!

SPECIAL OFFER - 3 for £100

If you buy all three of the de Falla dances for wind band (Miller's Wife, Miller & Finale) you will receive a repayment of £35, which is the same as getting the Miller's Dance free.

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You can hear Markevich's recording on Testament CD SBT 1105