When you're not at the biergarten, you can find blasmusik on the internet.
Friday, April 4, 2014
La Golondrina ('The Swallow')
Written in 1862 by Narciso Serradell Sevilla, this is a popular waltz melody that has crossed over from Mexican to Mid-western polka bands and beyond. Youtube has versions by Nat King Cole, Placido Domingo, and Chet Atkins. Elvis did a version with new lyrics in English, 'She Wears my Ring'.
La Golondrina is featured in The Wild Bunch:
Here's a version where they're playing a spanish double-reed horn called a Dulzaina --