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Maria Bonita

By Agustin Lara - Digital Sheet Music

Maria Bonita

By Agustin Lara - Digital Sheet Music

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Maria Bonita sheet music by Agustin Lara
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Maria Bonita by Agustin Lara - Digital Sheet Music
One of Mexico's seminal songwriters during the pre-war era, Agustin Lara wrote favorites including "Granada," "Solamente una Vez," "Maria Bonita," "Farolito," and "Palabras de Mujer." Lara excelled in a variety of song styles — ranchera, bolero, tropical songs, even the occasional tango — and brought a cosmopolitan flair to the Old West while enervating many early Mexican films with his rich music. Born in 1897 in Mexico City (though he would often place Veracruz as his birthplace), Lara took piano lessons and ended up playing in a bordello until his father sent him to military school. He was soon back in the music world however, playing piano around Mexico City and, by 1928, having his compositions recorded. ("Imposible" was the first, by Adelaido Castelleda's orchestra.) He wrote most of his legendary songs between 1930 and 1939, while touring around South America and performing often on national radio. He also began composing for film, and contributed much to a golden era of Mexican film (basically from the mid-'30s to the late '40s) that roughly paralleled America's. During the '50s and early '60s, Lara cemented his international star status by touring Europe to wide acclaim. Though his popularity diminished in the '60s, he stepped back into the limelight several times before his death from a heart attack in 1970. Dozens of artists have performed Lara's songs, including Xavier Cugat, Desi Arnaz, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Lola Beltran, and Celia Cruz. On the centenary of his birth, Placido Domingo recorded a full album of Lara compositions, Por Amor.
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Title:

Maria Bonita

By:

Agustin Lara

Instruments:

Voice, range: G3-D5 Piano

Scorings:

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

C Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0044519

Price:

$5.50
Includes digital copy + 1 print. Each additional print is $3.99

Number of Pages:

4

Lyrics Begin:

The stars were low over Mexico

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By:

Agustin Lara

Additional Performers:

Perez Prado

Julio Iglesias

Number of Pages:

4

Form:

Song

Instruments:

Voice, range: G3-D5 Piano

Scoring:

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

C Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0044519

Tempo:

Bright Latin Rhythm

Metronome:

h = 120

Styles:

Latin Pop

Cuban

Mexican

Latin Continuum

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Composer:

Agustin Lara

Lyricist:

Agustin Lara

Date:

1947

Publisher:

Peer International Corporation

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0044519

Lyrics Begin:

The stars were low over Mexico

From the Album:

Famous Mexican Songs 1930-1940

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