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Title Acapulco
Composer Armbruster, Robert Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number C-978
Type CB
Date 1958
Key F
Arranger None John B. Marshall Length 3.10
Publisher Carl Fischer, Inc. Vocal No
Association   Grade/Difficulty ?/?
Last Performed Unknown
Manuscript No
Style Concert Piece Location Marshall's Band Library
Cataloger Rick Baker
Date Cataloged 12/11/1998
Notes
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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