Fandangos de Alora
trad. arr. Andy Jackson
Alora is a small town in Southern Spain which, like most towns and villages in Southern Spain, considers itself the birthplace of Flamenco music. To be fair, Alora does have a better claim than many since there is a song well-known in the region called “Flamencos de Alora”.
When the Cobweb Orchestra visited Alora in 2014, this arrangement was enthusiastically received by local audiences.
The strings are pizzicato throughout, imitating the sound of the guitar, and the wind and brass play the melody and harmonies.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet in Bb, Trombone, Percussion (Castanets), Strings.