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Program Notes

España Rhapsodie

(1883)

Emmanuel Chabrier, composer

Emil Mollenhauer, arranger

España Rhapsodie was written after a trip to Spain by Chabrier. The first two themes—a 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.

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