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    La Virgen de la Macarena

    I was poking around on wikipedia and google and stuff, and it seems that I can't really come up with much in terms of the actual history and context of this piece.

    So far, as far as I can tell, this tune is originally a traditional bullfighting piece, resurrected and arranged by Raphael Mendez.

    Can anyone give me some decent information about this piece? I'm intending to play it, and I'd like to know what I'm sinking my teeth into in terms of historic value!
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Senora Nuestra de la esperanza de la Macarena was a patron saint of Macarena ,Seville , Spain , to whom the matadors would pray to before entering the arena. I don't know if this is fact ,but it is what was told to me 45 years ago.
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    It's actually a church tune............

    Macarena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
    It's actually a church tune............

    Macarena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Now there's a piece that would wake up the congregation early on Sunday morning! Not sure how it would sound with pipe organ though? ;)

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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Quote Originally Posted by RichJ View Post
    Now there's a piece that would wake up the congregation early on Sunday morning! Not sure how it would sound with pipe organ though? ;)
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Ok this has to stop.....Rowuk is cracking funnies !!
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    I played this in church, together with the church organ! Sounded cool, but not too popular amongs the "heavy" christian people
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Quote Originally Posted by Heelum View Post
    Ok this has to stop.....Rowuk is cracking funnies !!
    Heelum - often he does, mostly we just are just so focussed we miss the very subtle humour of the man. Read, assess, understand, giggle.
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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    If it's on Wikipedia it HAS to be true!


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    Re: La Virgen de la Macarena

    Quote Originally Posted by Heelum View Post
    Ok this has to stop.....Rowuk is cracking funnies !!
    Heelum,
    actually I am never serious. If that were the case, I would not have stayed long on the internet and surely not have become a moderator. The most fun is when people get excited when I hold a mirror up. When they start to bash me, they just prove the point.

    Music is fun and actually, if we start to dig into the music, the technique required becomes secondary. THAT is when the fun starts. Solar is right about wiki though. Still, even for those not familiar with the spanish language, virgins and spanish towns normally mean church.

    This piece should truly be played with the respect due to its origins (however poorly or questionably documented) and technical characteristics. If you were playing it for my virgin mom, I would sure want it to be pretty good.
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