Emmanuel Chabrier, composer
Emil Mollenhauer, arranger
España Rhapsodie was written after a trip to Spain by
The first two themesa jota and a malagueña are folk melodies,
and the third theme is Chabrier’s own.
These themes were used some years later by the Parisian composer, Emil
Waldteufel, in his famous waltz, España.
The band’s arrangement was made by noted Boston musician Emil
Mollenhauer in 1900, and is provided to us by Leonard B. Smith, Director of
the Detroit Concert Band.
Dr. Smith guest-conducted the Concord Band in 1987.