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Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
The libretto of Massenet's opera, Le Cid, which was produced in Paris in 1885, is partly based upon Corneille's famous tragedy of the same name. The dramatic action has a Spanish background and the seven numbers of which the ballet consists are all picturesque national dances:
1. Castillane (Moderato: not too slow, 6-8). 2. Andalouse (Moderato, 2-4). 3. Aragonaise (Rather animated and very brilliant, 6-8). 4. Aubade (March rhythm, gay and rather animated, 2-4). 5. Catalane (Rather animated, 2-4). 6. Madrilene (Rather slow and melancholy, 9-8). 7. Navarraise (Rather animated and very brilliant, 3-4).
Most of the above dances, it will be noticed, bear the names of the provinces in which they are popular.


Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg

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