Zacatecus, Mexican March
Genaro Codina (1852-1901) was born in the city of Zacatecus, Mexico.
Little is known of his early life, but it is known that he played several
instruments and that the harp was his primary instrument.
Codina’s Zacatecus, Mexican March is world famous and was
composed while he was an accountant for the city of Zacatecus.
The march was dedicated to Prefirio Diaz, the president of Mexico.
Codina left his accountant’s position in 1887 and organized a group
called Tipica Zacatecus, with which he traveled extensively, presenting
concerts throughout Mexico and the United States.
Recorded 1994, William Toland conducting.
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