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Music for the Mexican tune La Cucaracha / The Cockroach.

Key: A Major

Time signature: 4/4

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
dotted crotchet and quaver / (taete) and quavers / (tete) and semibreve / (ta-aa-aa-aa) and tied minim (ta-aa) , tied quavers, crotchet rests, quaver rests, three upbeat quavers, 1st and 2nd time bars.

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Music for a traditional tune from Santander, Spain - Baile de las Gigantillas.  This traditional tune, originally in F Major, was collected by Rvdo. Sr. Doctor D. Sixto Córdova y Oña.

Key: G Major

Time signature: 2/4

Techniques: Col legno ricochet

Rhythms: The 1st and 2nd parts contains the following elements:

tetiri and tete and taquaver rest with quaver upbeats and 3rd position.

The 3rd part has tetiri and tete and ta and ta

There is one bar repeated three times.

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Music for the traditional Galician tune Danza Das Burgas.  This traditional tune, kindly supplied by Richard Robinson, has been expanded to 48 bars with various combinations of the A, B & C part.  I was working on it at the time of the Spanish rail crash near the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela so it felt very poignant.

Key: D Major

Time signature: 2/2

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
crotchet / (ta) and pairs of quavers / (tete) and dotted minim / (ta-aa-aa) and dotted crotchet and quaver / (tae te) with a crotchet upbeat in 4th part. There are also slurred quavers upbeats in 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts.

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