|Publisher||Carl Fischer, Inc.||Vocal||No|
|Style||Concert Piece||Location||Marshall's Band Library|
Donated to Marshall's Band by J.D. Parr of the Baker University band. Notes on the conductor's score: Acapulco - Mexico's colorful Pacific port - is a city of varied moods ably captured in this musical tour. A dance of sparkling gaiety starts us off, then gives way to a melodious waltz. The final section flows languorously to a peak of rich sonority and ebbs to a quiet ending. Of particular interest is the composer's skilful use of three-bar and five-bar phrases, characteristic of many Mexican songs. The Composer - Robert Armbruster is one of the country's most versitile musicians. A native of Philadelphia, he studied piano with Constantin Ivanovitch von Sternberg, and made his concert debut at the age of eight. Not long afterwards he appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and, while still in his teens, became a member of the Music faculty of Temple University. his further careers - composer, conductor, and arranger - began in New York and later moved to Hollywood. In the varied media of radio, television, and films, he is well known for the wide range of his creative and interpretation from the most sombre drama to the most frivolous comedy.
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