Maybe you've heard of this?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by MatthewMiller, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. MatthewMiller

    MatthewMiller New Friend

    Jun 5, 2005
    For auditions this fall, one of the excerpts I have to prepare is a piece by Ginastera called "Malamiso" (sp?). I have never heard of this piece and was wondering if you knew of any recordings of it. Also, the parts that I have to play are rather high, and I was wondering if, in an audition, it's ok to change mouthpieces in order to make things a bit easier. Thanks.
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004

    My guess is that the piece you're thinking of is actually spelled "Malambo". The stick on the letter "b" got turned into an "i", etc.

    It's a challenging peice that is part of a suite named "Estancia" from the ballet of the same name by Alberto Ginastera. The Malambo is the final dance and there are a bunch of solos that are rather ferocious in character. That's why I don't generally play it on piccolo; the notes are easier but the character is too polite-sounding for my taste.

    So, maybe, a you suggest, a mouthpiece change is the way to go. Don't let it get too easy, though. You might lose control and do a lot of overshooting.

  3. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    Yeah! Just played that last concert with the wind ensemble; I had trumpet up the part and it's all repeated G's on top of the staff as far as the eye can see! :-o I had my assistant trade off...we called it "The G song".

    It was really a fun piece; quite fast. If you look on iTunes for Estancia, Malambo or Danza Final, you might find a recording.

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