Les Matadors

Les Matadors
An English Country Dance

By Ignatius Sancho / arr. Dion Morales Grade: 1 Item: 36-50250190
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Les Matadors represents an English country dance from Ignatius Sancho's "Minuets Cotillons & Country Dances for the Violin, Mandolin, German Flute, & Harpsichord", published in 1775. Sancho's original Les Matadors piece is accompanied only by a second instrument in quarter and half notes. Dión Morales arranged Les Matadors in celebration of a composer of color through two-part writing in D major for string orchestra, exploring varied dynamics and conversations between groups of two instruments. Accents and melodic skips hold the students' attention as they learn 2/4 time. Students' imaginations will create a matador, in his colorful and grand traje de luces or "suit of lights," posturing with the bull in the arena. Your students will love performing Dión Morales's arrangement of Les Matadors, a level 1 English country dance for string orchestra.

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Series: LudwigMasters
Composed by: Ignatius Sancho
Arranged by: Dion Morales
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrumentation: String Orchestra, Ensemble Works
Item Number: 36-50250190
UPC: 735816215842

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