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El Camino Real - A Latin FantasyItem #: HL.00007247
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Composed by Alfred Reed.
HL Concert Band Series. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Edward B. Marks Music Company. (HL.00007247)
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El Camino Real (The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was commissioned by the 581st Air Force Band and its commander, Lt. Col. Ray E. Toler. This fantasy is based on a series of Spanish folk melodies and underscored by chord progressions used by generations of flamenco guitarists, whose fiery style and brilliant playing have created a vast body of what many consider authentic Spanish music. The music follows a traditional fast-slow-fast pattern, with a first section that is based on the dance form known as the jota, and second contrasting section derived from the fandango.