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Fabian AlmazanHacia el Airescore & parts for: voice(s), guitar, string quartet, piano, bass, drums
This composition was initially recorded with Terence Blanchard for the “Choices” album. Although it wasn’t intended to be a string quartet/trio piece, ever since we recorded it with Terence, I always heard it with the strings in my head so I decided to go forward and record it again with this instrumentation. The inspiration behind it is the following:There is a non-profit group in Washington, D.C. called the E.C.C (earth conservation corps). They take in troubled youths from the streets and offer them a decent paying job to clean up the Anacostia River, which is heavily polluted. One of the things they do is rehabilitate injured or sick bald eagles that live along the river. “Hacia el Aire” means “towards the air” and the reason for the title is that, as a result of the violence in the ghettos from where these young men and women came from, the E.C.C began naming the rehabilitated, released eagles after the people who took care of them, who had been shot to death in their neighborhoods. These kids were criticized for not “keepin’ it real” because they were working towards helping the environment instead of staying in the hood and doing what their peers were doing.... and for that, they were persecuted and harassed. I never met any of them, but this is my musical eulogy to them. -fabian almazan
Partitura y partes individuales para: voz (s), guitarra, cuarteto de cuerda, piano, bajo, batería Esta composición fue grabada inicialmente con Terence Blanchard para el álbum "Choices". Aunque no estaba destinada a ser un cuarteto de cuerda / pieza de trío, desde que la grabamos con Terence, siempre la escuché con cuerdas en mi cabeza así que decidí seguir adelante y grabarla de nuevo con esta instrumentación. La inspiración detrás de la pieza es la siguiente: hay una organización sin fines de lucro en Washington, D.C. llamada la E.C.C (cuerpo de conservación de la tierra, or earth conservation corps). Ellos toman a jóvenes de las calles y les ofrecen un trabajo decente para limpiar el río Anacostia, que está muy contaminado. Una de las cosas que hacen es rehabilitar a las águilas calvas heridas o enfermas que viven a lo largo del río. La razón del título es que, como resultado de la violencia en los guetos de donde provienen esos jóvenes hombres y mujeres, el ECC empezó a nombrar a las águilas rehabilitadas por la gente que cuidaba de ellos, pero que habían sido matados a tiros en sus vecindarios. Estos chicos fueron criticados por no "mantenerlo real" porque estaban trabajando para ayudar al medio ambiente en lugar de quedarse en el barrio y hacer lo que sus compañeros estaban haciendo .... y por eso, fueron perseguidos y acosados. Nunca conocí a ninguno de ellos, pero este es mi elogio musical a ellos. -fabian almazan

Sheet Music

Fabian Almazan
Alcanza Suite No 1: Vida Absurda y Bella (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

Fabian Almazan
Alcanza Suite No 1: Vida Absurda y Bella (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 2: Marea Baja (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 2: Marea Baja (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 3: Verla (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 3: Verla (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 4: Mas (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 4: Mas (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 5: Tribu T9 (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 5: Tribu T9 (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 6: Cazador Antiguo (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

Fabian Almazan
Alcanza Suite No 6: Cazador Antiguo (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 7: Pater Familias (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 7: Pater Familias (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 8: Este Lugar (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 8: Este Lugar (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 9: Marea Alta (score only)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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Alcanza Suite No 9: Marea Alta (score and parts)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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The Full Alcanza Suite Score (9 pieces)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

Fabian Almazan
The Full Alcanza Suite Parts and Score (9 pieces)
voice, guitar, piano, bass, string quartet & drums

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A New Child in an Old Place
score & parts for: string quartet, piano, bass & drums

Fabian Almazan
El Coquí's Dream
score & parts for: string quartet & drums and/or percussion

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Espejos
score & parts for: voice, string quartet, piano, bass & drums

Fabian Almazan
Hacia el Aire
score & parts for: voice(s), guitar, string quartet, piano, bass, drums

Fabian Almazan
Jambo
score & parts for: string quartet, piano, bass, drums & percussion

Fabian Almazan
Personalities
score & parts for: string quartet, piano, bass, drums

Fabian Almazan
Rhizome
score & parts for: voice(s), string quartet, piano, bass & drums

Fabian Almazan
Sol del Mar
score & parts for: voice, guitar, string quartet, piano, bass, drums

Fabian Almazan
Book of 8 Original Scores
Only scores, no parts

Fabian Almazan
Complete Rhizome/Personalities String Quartet Bundle
Scores & parts for: voice (s), guitar, string quartet, piano, bass, drums & percussion




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