Viejo Zortzico

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    unknown-user on #166990

    Hi, does anyone know what the title of Jesus Guridi’s piece, Viejo Zortzico (Zortzico Zarra). I know Viejo means old. Is Zortzico just

    zoraida-avila on #166991

    Zortzico is the of a 5/8 dance from Basque region in the north
    of Spain. The most important feature is a dot at the second beat.
    Zortitzico Zarra means Old Zortzico in Basque language.
    Good Luck!

    carl-swanson on #166992

    Niall- Make sure you count the beats very VERY carefully! This piece does not want to stay in 5/8. Particularly the minor section in the middle. I can’t tell you how many times when I was learning it I practiced a page hard one night, then came back the following night only to realize that I had added a beat to each measure!

    unknown-user on #166993

    Thanks Zoraida, and thanks Carl. Yeah, I know what

    carl-swanson on #166994

    I love that piece and use it on recitals all the time. The audience just LOVES it! They also love Lolita the Danser of Tournier.

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