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Alegria

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Grenfell, M, Alegria, Australian Music Centre, Sydney, NSW, pp. 41 (2004) [Minor Creative Work]


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Abstract

Alegria is an education piece for children of primary school age. It focuses on aspects of rhythm and ostinato, and it is based on the flamenco principle of 3+3+2+2+2 (12 beat cycle). Flamenco music is based on Spanish gypsy music, and is often accompanied by clapping, so there are clapping parts included for members of the orchestra. The audience may learn the simple clapping patterns (on the next page), so they can accompany the orchestra when they hear the patterns. The central section in 5/8 is intended as an asymmetrical contrast to the duple and triple meters of the outer sections. "Alegria" means "joy" or "happiness" in Spanish.

Item Details

Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:Musical composition
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Composition
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Music
Author:Grenfell, M (Dr Maria Grenfell)
ID Code:102406
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Creative Arts
Deposited On:2015-08-19
Last Modified:2015-08-21
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