Piece set in the musical genre originated in Cuba in the first half of the 19th century: the Habanera.
Composer: Juan A. Pérez
Instrumentation: Clarinet Quartet
Piece set in the musical genre originated in Cuba in the first half of the 19th century: the Habanera. 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.
Arrangement for clarinet quartet that includes the following parts: Clarinet in Bb 1, Clarinet in Bb 2, Clarinet in Bb 3, Bass Clarinet and Main Score.