Cervantes: 7 Danzas Cubanas (String Quartet)

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arr. by Patricia Rudisill
ensemble: String Quartet
genre: Classical, Latin
format: PDF set of parts (vln 1 & 2, viola, cello)


  1. Ilusiones Perdidas 1:24
  2. Los Tres Golpes 0:54


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This is a collection of Cuban composer Cervantes’ best loved piano miniatures, arranged for string quartet. Written in the late 1800′s, these short dances are the perfect blend of romantic lyricism and Caribbean rhythm. Great for both gigs or concert performance – a fresh and fun addition to any string player’s library!

7 Danzas Cubanas (7 Cuban Dances) by Ignacio Cervantes, arranged for string quartet by Patricia Rudisill. Each movement is 1-2 min. in length, total piece is approx. 13’00. An easy sight-read for pros, and fun challenge for advanced-intermediate students. Upper positions in first violin, other parts not as difficult except for some tricky rhythm and syncopation. Includes 1 set of parts.

Song list:
No Me Toques (Don’t Touch Me)
Los Tres Golpes (Three Strikes)
Ilusiones Perdidas (Lost Illusions)
Siempre Sí (Always “Yes”)
La Celosa (Jealous Woman)
Invitación (Invitation)
No Bailes Más (Dance no more!)