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Yradier, Sebastian – La Paloma

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La Paloma ("The Dove") is an infectious tune that has stood the test of time, and was responsible for starting a latin movement (literally) in the Western world.

This piece is a habanera, written after the Spanish composer, Sebastian Yradier returned from a trip to Cuba in 1860.

It was instantly popular, and caused such a stir that other composers got into the act (most notably Bizet, with his opera Carmen, which commandeered several of Yradier's lines, note for note!). Soon thereafter, habaneras were the big thing throughout the Americas and Europe.

This is one of over a thousand arrangements of this song (!). It's one of the most loved and recorded songs in the history of music. And with good reason.

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