Mexican Hat Dance
2 mins 43 secs
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, French Horn in F, Bassoon
The Mexican Hat Dance or Jarabe Taptio is unofficially the National dance of Mexico.
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The Mexican Hat Dance or Jarabe Taptio is supposed to be the National dance of Mexico. It originated as a courtship dance in the 19th century although there are origins further back than that. It is one of those tunes that is instantly recognisable.
Whilst this arrangement is for traditional wind quintet, there is the possible use of a piccolo for the middle section. It may be to the players taste to play piccolo all the way to the end but the final flourish will take in a very top note for the piccolo.