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Pavanas & Canarios (Gaspar Sanz 1674) for 2 Cellos

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By Gaspar Sanz

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Cello, String Duet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). Arranged by Georg Mertens. Baroque Period, Renaissance, Early Music, World, Recital. Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Georg Mertens (S0.351767).

Item Number: S0.351767

Pavanas & Canarios by Gaspar Sanz. Originally written for vihuela (the Renaissance / Baroque Spanish guitar) by the Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz the impact of rhythm and melody don't show on a soft guitar. But on 2 cellos they have an impact that the audience is till and stops breathing.
The first dance is Pavanas, the "peacock dance" in which the gentleman wore a helmet with a peacock feather to solemnly march in with his wife on the arm. Somehow stark, it creates an even stronger impression.
The second dance is the contrasting bouncing Canarios, a Gigue from the canary islands influenced by the more complex African rhythms, in particular a change between 6/8 and 3/4. The 2 cellos rival playing bouncing double stops sounding like a whole orchestra.
Here a performance of Canarios:

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