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L'anell de prometatge - Angelina

L'anell de prometatge - Angelina-Sardanes i obres per a cobla-Traditional Music Catalonia


Vicenç Bou i Geli

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Jordi León


Traditional Music Catalonia


Sardanes i obres per a cobla Nr. 7


Spanish, Catalan, Music, English



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19.50 € VAT included


Vicenç Bou i Geli (1886-1962) was a musician from Torroella de Montgrí who wrote sardanes with great fluency but little musical sophistication. A stream of music pouring out, with no great subtlety. But this elemental quality to his music is not synonymous with simplicity.
'L'anell de prometatge' (The Engagement Ring) from 1913, is one of those compositions with a very basic concept, which for this reason is highly revealing. From start to finish there are only three tonal chords. Rhythmically, the 'tots-som-pops' basic sardana beat, alternate with a polka beat.
His strength, that which makes him decisive in the history of popular music, is his melodic beauty, able to communicate profoundly and, above all, fresh and spontaneous. Bou sings as if he were improvising on a highly personal language. In the short notes of 'L'anell de prometatge', in the central song 'Angelina', we see the melody flowing like a lively breeze over a more or less stable harmony.
The author does not develop themes: often he hardly returns to them. His is a constantly changing melodically inventive discourse, in which the overall sense of the piece comes, at best, from the rather careless repetition of the melodic or rhythmic motifs on which he improvises.
We know that the songs people sing today belong to another tradition, and that probably there are few spaces left for the sounds of Bou's sardanes. But we also know that his exotic melodies are testimony and guarantee of our authentic personality within a globalising world. So we should learn to savour them. So we should interpret them.

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Two sardanas for cobla:
- L'anell de prometatge (The Engagement Ring)
- Angelina

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21,6 x 16 cm, horizontal


Full score stapled. Score and parts inserted in the cover.

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