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    Marcial, eres el mas grande paso doble

    In 1960 I was in Rota Spain (Navy port visit) and attended a bull fight.
    I purchased a record of various marches and was struck by this paso doble.
    Over the years I have worked on this piece without achieving what I wanted. I didn't enter percussion because it's the most difficult to distinguish on the recording. The record warped & will no longer play, but there are several examples on U-Tube.

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    Re: Marcial, eres el mas grande paso doble

    Gary, That is an interesting form that I'm not at all familiar with. It really sounds from the beginning like it has a lot of history. I watched one video on youtube with a woman singing and a nice ensemble performing it.
    I'll bet those horns sounded cool in the arena setting in Spain. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it. John

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    Thanks for listening, John.
    The Paso Doble is a march form and its origin was in the Bull arena(I believe.) As a Band Director in Texas, there were a lot of Paso Dobles
    available. I always had a reluctance to perform them because there is a lot of tradition in interpretation and there are usually some pretty hard lines to play. With wikapedia, probably that can now be solved.
    Gary

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    I love the blend of the instruments Gary. Very well done.
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    Re: Marcial, eres el mas grande paso doble

    Thanks for listening, Hippie.
    Regarding our communication, would you like a pdf to look at?

    Hary

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    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse View Post
    Thanks for listening, Hippie.
    Regarding our communication, would you like a pdf to look at?

    Hary
    I'll give it look but I would like to hear what it sounds like if you have a link to another performance.
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    HI, Gary - Very interesting source for inspiration. The rendering has an organ-like Carousel sound, is this CMB? I like the music and can hear the arrangement, just am a bit puzzled by the sound I'm hearing.

    Randy

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    Re: Marcial, eres el mas grande paso doble

    Thanks for listening, Randy.
    I just checked because I frequently mix my 3 programs. This is
    all Concert & Marching Band.

    This has been an on-going project for years so some of the writing may lead toward that sound. Taken from scratch, I would try to clarify & contrasts different melodies & countermelodies.
    Perhaps a goal for later this year.
    Gary

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    Gary

    I have also been to Rota, but not until 1980 or 81. The only Bull fight I have seen though was in Mexico. They put on quite a show there as well.

    I also hear a bit of a carousel sound but it fits well with the piece.

    Nice work

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    Re: Marcial, eres el mas grande paso doble

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    I remember Rota as being a very old city witth a lot of cobblestone streets, but my memory may be confusing it with a later visit to an old silver mining town in Mexico, between Acupulco & Mexico City (Tasco??).

    Gary

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