Sheet Music: España Cañí

TitleEspaña Cañí
Alternate titlesSpanish Gypsy Dance
The Pasodoble Song
ComposerPascual Marquina Narro (1873–1948)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time2:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-07-12
Last updated2023-07-12
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20th century, Pasodobles


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Wednesday 12 July 2023

Tune of the Day: España Cañí

transcribed for solo flute

This famous instrumental Spanish piece, also known in English as the “Spanish Gypsy Dance”, was written by Pascual Marquina Narro around 1923, and first recorded in 1926. Its main refrain is arguably the best known snippet of Spanish music, and is popular worldwide. Arrangements of the tune are often used for the Latin Pasodoble dance, to the point that, among Latin dancers, it is known as “the pasodoble song”. “España Cañí” is also often played during bullfights, usually at a slower tempo for dramatic effect.

Thanks to Valeria for suggesting this tune!