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Sheet music for Ignacio Cervantes
Piano - Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate
Selected Works for the Piano. Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Dance. Contemporary; Latin; Masterwork; Romantic. Book. 80 pages. Alfred Music #00-30433. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30433).
Flute, Woodwind Trio - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Arranged by John Gibson. Latin. Score, Set of Parts. 25 pages. Published by JB Linear (S0.64693).
Clarinet quartet (3 Bb clarinets and bass clarinet) - Grade 3
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Arranged by Russell Denwood. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.15228).
String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Arranged by Patricia Rudisill. Romantic Period, Latin. Score. 16 pages. Published by Patricia Rudisill (S0.4273).
Flute - Digital Download
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Arranged by John Gibson. Latin. Score, Set of Parts. 19 pages. Published by JB Linear (S0.62449).
Piano solo - SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905). Dances. Romantic, LatinAmerican. Score. Composed c1875. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.M1390-SC).
Main works: operettas "El Submarino Peral" and "Los Saltinbanquis"; opera "Meledetto"; a Symphony in C minor; orchestral pieces "Scherzo Capriccioso" and "Hectograph"; and the Dances for piano. His music is essentially a hybrid between the European romantic piano style of the composers he admired (i.e. Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven, Weber, Mendelssohn and Liszt) and the rhythms and song of his native Cuba.
He mainly wrote dances (“danzas”) for the piano, using his beloved Chopin and the contredances of Manuel Saumell as models. He was a piano virtuoso, studied in Europe under the great Alkan, met Liszt (who admired his playing) but returned to Havana where he led a modest life, being forced into exile for political activities. This exile led to one of his most beautiful piano compositions, the melancholy “Adios a Cuba” (which hearing a recording of this piece, sparked my interest in this composer).