Hymns and pasodobles
Hymn to the Virgin of Ave María, Op. 55. Download on CDMA
With text by Manuel Medina Olmos
Hymn to the Virgin of Sorrows, Op. 77. (1908). Download on CDMA
Score for choir with four voices (two tenors, baritone and bass) and piano, dated September 10, 1908. A transcription was made for the band, dated on the 17th of the same month and year.
In the Alfonsino catalog there is a reference to a work entitled Al paso de la procesión de la Stma. Virgen de las Angustias, Patroness of Granada. Maybe it’s a sketch.
Another version was premiered on September 26, 1908 in the Templo de la Virgen and was repeated the next day by the Orfeón de la Filarmónica and the Banda de El Fargue, directed by Alonso. The text is by Eduardo Sánchez Manzano.
Granada is my Soul (1911). Download on CDMA
Pasodoble written, in 1911, as a souvenir of the city of Granada that he just left to go to Madrid.
Signed by “Constancio” appeared in a Granada newspaper a letter addressed to Francisco Alonso, from which we extract a couple of paragraphs:
“The pasodobles that you make under the happy inspiration of a jovial and castiza muse, are impressive. Your last pasodoble, premiered with enviable success among the jovial joy of a bullfighting party, is titled with happy expression “Graná e mi arma”. Behind this title, written in an arbitrary but authentic Castilian, we can guess the deep and evocative nostalgia of the absent Granada.”
Viva Graná (1913). Download on CDMA
Pasodoble flamenco published in 1913.
Hymn to San Gerardo, Op. 81. Download on CDMA
Page of which Alonso made two versions: for choir and organ, and for chorus and two voices (tenor and bass), tenor soloist and organ.
Sheet music written for the Rotary Club, a humanitarian organization worldwide. The lyrics were written by Luis Fernández Ardavín and are still sung.
Anthem to the Exhibition of Seville (1929). Available in BNE
Composed for the inauguration of the Ibero-American Exposition, held in Seville in 1929.
The text was written by the brothers Serafín and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero.
It was premiered in the Plaza de España, in Seville, having as interpreters the tenor Juan García, the Basque Choirs, the Coral Mass of Seville, the Municipal Band of Seville, the Municipal Band of Madrid and the Regimental Band of Engineers. Francisco Alonso conducted.
Hail to the Virgin of the Anguishes (1929). Download on CDMA
Composed in Fuenterrabía, September 1929, it is choir work, with only tenor, and piano.
El Maño Torero (1930). Available in BNE
Pasodoble flamenco with text by Emilio González del Castillo. It was dedicated to the bullfighter Nicanor Villalta and edited by UME in 1930.
La Festa del Poble (1934). Available in BNE
Written for the Fogueres de San Juan de Alicante, 1934.
Premiere: Bullring in Alicante, played by 36 bands of music, with about 1,500 musicians. Alonso was taken off the shoulders of the Alicante Coliseum.
Anthem to the Saving (1935). Available in BNE
Page written for the Savings Bank of Madrid.
Dedicated to the Sexto grupo de Regulares Indígenas.
March of the Centuries of F.E.T. de las J.O.N.S (1940). Available in BNE
Text: Luis Fernández Ardavín
Page dedicated to the patron saint of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Text by Guillermo Fernández-Shaw.
Las Tres Mantillas
Pólvora sin Humo, Op. 53. Download on CDMA
Text by Pilar Millán Astray. Sheet music for choir and orchestra