Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Juan-Tony Guzmán
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-051-47251-2
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble 2002
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This crowd-pleasing arrangement of a Dominican merengue must really dance to be effective. Notes are, again, not difficult, but a lot of Spanish text goes flying by. The guira and tambora percussion parts are “optional” and deceptively difficult, but add enormously. One sure-fire solution is to engage arranger Guzmán, who teaches at Luther College, to come coach your choir and play tambora. He is a joy to work with and enormously talented. Duration 2:40.