About This Song
Carmen Habanera guitar sheet music: Carmen is an opera in four acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. The opera, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. Georges (1838 –1875), is best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death,
Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. Carmen’s Habanera is based on an idiomatic song, “El Arreglito”, by the Spanish-American composer Sebastián Yradier (1809–65). The habanera is the name used outside of Cuba for the Cuban contradanza, a genre of popular dance music of the 19th century. It is a creolized form that developed from the French contradanza. It was the first written music to be rhythmically based on an African motif, and the first dance music from Cuba to be exported all over the world.
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About The Arranger:
Stevan Pasero is recognized as a important contributor to the guitar repertoire over the past three decades. He has transcribed numerous symphonic works and composed, arranged and produced records for solo, duo and various ensembles. He has recorded 50 albums of music and his works appear on over 1000 other albums. Pasero studied classical guitar, then continued his studies in jazz and flamenco. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied musical analysis, harmony and composition, which led to some post-graduate work in transcription and orchestration. Mr. Pasero is owner and principal of four publishing and distribution music industry companies.