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  • Interesting, worth a look
Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Contents

  1. I Ride An Old Paint (USA)
    • This cowboy tune comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was sung by a rider who so loved his horse that he begged that, on his death, his bones should be tied to the horse and the two of them set wandering with their faces turned westward.
  2. Adolorido (Mexico)
    • Lacking newspapers, the Mexican natives outside the cities invented the 'corrido' - corresponding to the European 'ballad' - to convey to others the news of heroic deeds, accidents, love affairs, and so on. Adolorido is such a news-song, coming from the Bajio, or low, hot country around the state of Guanajuato. It tells of sadness over being betrayed by an ungrateful woman.
  3. Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land (USA)
    • This Negro spiritual differs in character from those generally arranged for singers. Here it is given a rhythmic treatment to correspond to the way it would be heard in some of the more primitive churches today.
  4. Yaravi (Peru)
    • In the Quecha tongue - language of the ancient Incas - 'yaravi' means 'lament'. Known in Peru as a song of long ago, this poignant melody speaks of the absence of a dear one.
  5. A Frog went A-Courtin' (USA)
    • There are many versions of this lilting tune, each one varying with the particular singer. The composer first heard it in a little village close to the mountainous section of Kentucky, and was told that it came from Virginia. Other regions also claim it as indigenous to them. The basic song is said to have been in continuous use for more than four hundred years.
      • Strict adherence to the 'lazy' tempo of this piece is necessary to preserve its droll character.

Item Details

Category: Flute, Oboe and Piano
Publisher: Allegro Music
Publisher's reference: Oxford University Press
Our Stock Code: 1305678
Media Type: Paperback