Piece set in the musical genre originated in Cuba in the first half of the 19th century. In Cuba during the 19th century, it became an important genre, the first written music to be rhythmically based on an African rhythm pattern and the first Cuban dance to gain international popularity, the progenitor of danzón, mambo and cha-cha-cha, with a characteristic “habanera rhythm” and sung lyrics. Outside Cuba, the Cuban contradanza became known as the habanera and that name was adopted in Cuba itself subsequent to its international popularity in the later 19th century.

Pieza ambientada en el género musical originado en Cuba en la primera mitad del siglo XIX: la Habanera. Durante el siglo XIX, se convirtió en uno de los géneros más importantes en Cuba, ya que fue la primera música escrita que se basa rítmicamente en un patrón de ritmo africano y la primera danza cubana en ganar popularidad internacional. Fuera de Cuba, la contradanza cubana se hizo conocida como Habanera, nombre que fue adoptado en la propia Cuba después de su popularidad internacional a finales del siglo XIX.


Composer: Juan A. Pérez

Instrumentation: Clarinet Quartet

Level: B

Duration: 2:33

Publisher: Tierolff

Publisher Code: 0010S

Additional information


– Clarinet in Bb 1
– Clarinet in Bb 2
– Clarinet in Bb 3
– Bass Clarinet
– Main Score


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