Concert Band

Beethoven is dancing Salsa!

Sunday, 08 March 2015

Concert Music / Fantasy

Grade 4

11:30 min. aprox.

Latin music composition for band that arranges the most famous music themes from Beethoven's works into the rhythms of salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, mambo, etc.

Program notes 

Main musical themes:

5th Symphony -Salsa-
Für Elise -salsa-
Moonlight -Cha-cha-chá-
Minuetto from Septet -fast Cha-chá-
The ruins of Athens, March -Classic-
7th Symphony -Salsa-
Scherzo from 9th Symphony -Classic-
Violin Concerto -Bachata-
Piano Concerto nº5 -Cha-cha-chá-
6th Symphony -Classic & Salsa-
Ode to Joy from 9th Symphony -Mambo-

Beethoven is dancing Salsa! is a fun and colourful fantasy for band that plays the best Beethoven's songs arranged by Javier Pérez Garrido into South American music styles and rhythms. At every instant of time, we spect Beethoven to appear on the scene to join some dance choreographies performed by band members and to cheer some festive vocalizations. It includes 15 music themes by master Ludwig van (sometimes mixed) that were arranged by Pérez Garrido during 2013.



Contact composer:


PREVIEW PART Clarinet in Bb 1 



March 29th, 2014
Auditorio Municipal, Caudete (Albacete, Spain)
Unión Musical "Santa Cecilia" de Caudete concert band / J. Pérez Garrido, conductor



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