The Spanish word serenata means serenade, a low song often offered in the evening outside someone's home. John Paulson's Serenata beings with the simplest of melodies played by the oboe and accompanied by bassoon and marimba. A romantic mariachi band comes by and casts its spell upon the lovers until a vivacious dance begins, building into a joyful climax. The mariachi band returns with its romantic spell and Serenata ends as it began, with the simplest of melodies.
Genre: Latin American Music for Symphonic Band | # of Players: Standard Level: 4 | Duration: 5:30
About Latin American Music for Symphonic Band This pioneering series from C. Alan Publications introduces symphonic bands and orchestras to original works based upon authentic Latin American music. The styles, rhythms, harmonies and melodies reflect the wonderful, irresistible musical traditions of Latin America.