Saturday, March 3, 2012

Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez

Joaquin Rodrigo (1901–1999) arranged by Dr. William G. McManus

The Adagio (second movement) from the Concerto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra is a masterful arrangement set in the musical style as played by the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band in the film Brassed Off. With its laid-back rock style and pulsating rhythm, the work features solo flugelhorn on the beautiful theme, representing the flavor and feel of the beautiful gardens of Aranjuez, Spain. (Source: JRO)