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The Cuban Guaguanco, a type of rumba, originated with rhythms brought by slaves from Africa in the 1800's. Early musical instruments for rumba included common household items such as the side of a cabinet, an overturned drawer, or a pair of spoons. The opening five bar Afro lament sets the tone of the work.

This edition includes two bass parts - the original version in bass clef alongside a more advanced one that is aimed at the intermediate bassist or cellist, and brings the rhythms and feel of the music of Cuba into the concert hall.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Lourdes C. Montgomery moved to the United States at age five. She studied jazz piano at Miami-Dade Community College with Sanford Gold and, at the University of Miami, music composition with Dr. Dennis Kam as well as classical piano with Dr. Rosalina Sackstein. Many of Lourdes' sacred and liturgical compositions are published by Oregon Catholic Press, who also produced her CD entitled "De La Cruz a la Gloria", and World Library Publications.

In 2008, Lourdes was honored to have her song Bienaventurados ("The Beatitudes") was performed at the mass of Pope Benedict XVI that was held at the National Stadium in Washington, D.C., and televised nationally. In 2005 Lourdes became music director at St. Vincent de Paul Church in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas, where she now lives with her double bassist husband Michael Montgomery.

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Cat No. RM711
Supplier Code RM711
Price £6.50
ComposerLourdes Montgomery
CategoriesDouble Bass & Piano
Cello & Piano
Difficulty level6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-711-3
EAN-13 9790570457113
Weight 89 grams
Published 24th July 2014
Availability 4 in stock
See also...
RM701  Hispanic Dances
RM703  Concert Solo (Air in C)
RM797  MBE Suite