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Subtitle: from "Estancia"
Arranger: John, David
Series: Great Band Transcriptions
Instrumentation: Symphonic Band (score & parts)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
The frenzied "Danza Final" (Final Dance) from Ginastera's 1941 ballet Estancia is a full-fledged malambo, representing a macho dance contest between gauchos. Ostinato rhythms maintain both momentum and tension in the movement's two main sections.
The first half alternates between deranged tick-tock material used as introduction and transitions and a nervous dance melody. The second half is a driving, percussion-jangled toccata, sometimes shrill but always compelling through its propulsive perpetual motion.