Best Classical Tunes The Best Music in the World Tune Search using notes.
Dictionary of Musical Themes.


Play up to ten notes, and find your tune!
Tune Search using text.
It searches our database for your text.

Scores, sheet music, mp3 audio recordings, midi files, thematic notation, themes dictionary, and heaps of musical information, for world-famous melodies, songs and instrumental music, all in one place.
English Français Deutsch Espanol Italiano Can you help to keep this site alive? NOT asking for money. Please read.
English Français Deutsch Espanol Italiano
Information icon
Spain Return to List of Countries
Madrid is the capital of Spain, whose area is 504,782 square kilometres, and its population is 40,491,052 people.
Spain

Spain has a colourful history of different cultures which have influenced its musical traditions. Under Roman domination until 500 AD, the trumpet was introduced. In in 711 AD, during the Middle Ages, it was invaded by the Muslim Moors from North Africa , and they ruled Spain for nearly 800 years until the capture of Granada in 1492. Ferdinand V of Aragon and Isabella of Castile then jointly ruled over a united Spain, and established a court which encouraged music in all its forms. During the renaissance Spain became a powerful colonial power, with territories covering most of Central and South America, and several very significant territories in Europe, such as Naples, Sicily, and the Netherlands.

The vihuela was an early Spanish instrument resembling a guitar, and this was replaced by the modern guitar in the baroque period. The guitar has been central to Spanish musical idiom ever since. In the classical and early romantic periods, the Zarzuela, Spanish opera, dominated the musical scene. Then the romantic style was blended with Spanish national flavours in the works of Albeniz, De Falla and Granados.

Many composers from other parts of the world were fascinated by the evocative sounds of Spanish music, and wrote their own  music using Spanish idioms and flavours. Chabrier from France wrote Espana, and  Rimsky-Korsakov from Russia wrote Capriccio Espagnole. In the 20th century Rodrigo wrote his world-famous guitar concerto Concierto de Aranjuez, employing those same Spanish nationalist characteristics.

Tunes originating from Spain. Audio is available for 8 tunes from this country.
  
No.Name of WorkComposerCategoryEnsemble
1 Concierto de Aranjuez - slow movementRodrigoConcertoOrchestra
2 Dance of Neighbours, from Three Cornered Hat (El Sombero de Tres Picos)De-FallaBallet MusicOrchestra
3 Granada, from Suite Española, Op.47 AlbénizShort PieceSolo
4 La PalomaYradierPopular SongsOther Ensembles
5 Recuerdos de la AlhambraTarregaShort PieceSolo
6 Ritual Fire dance from El Amor BrujoDe-FallaBallet MusicOrchestra
7 Spanish Dance No.2GranadosShort PieceSolo
8 Tango in DAlbénizShort PieceSolo
Information Just Listen to Music Search for music Help Thematic Indexes Look then listen
           
Contact Play Full Works Virtual Piano Tune Search Help Composers Composers
About Six of the Best Text Tune Search Frequently Asked Questions Instruments Instruments
Home Quiz Search by speech recognition About this Site Ensembles Ensembles
Links Playlist   Instructions for speech recognition Categories Categories
      Periods Periods
  Countries Countries