Narciso Yepes speaks on Forbidden Games Romance




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Published on Jan 26, 2009

In a radio interview (Spanish with English subtitles) from 1982, maestro Narciso Yepes explains how he composed the Forbidden Games Romance, a.k.a. Romance anonimo, Jeux Interdits, Romance de Amor... This post should help settle the debate so that credit can go where credit is due. The following is a partial list of current pretenders of authorship, excerpted from Classicl Guitar Forum:

A search of ASCAP (authors' society) for the title term "Romance" turns up 927 results, among which are these writer's credits:

Jack Marshall (Chris Parkening arrangement)

"Romance Anonimo":
Carlos Arturo Himmer Perez
Narciso Barroso Vilanova
Roberto Millar
Jose Aquil Rodriguez
George Kroy
J. J. Auriol
Ramon Campos
Antoine Contreras
Santiago Lorente Correoso

"Romance D Amour":
John Charles Fiddy
Gerhard Narholz
Kevin James Peek

"Romance D'Espangne": (sic)
Alfred Paul Harz

"Romance de Amor":
Oswaldo Bezerra
Odorico Goes
Humberto Lage
Antonio Rovira
Juan Maglio
Joseph P De Blasi
Charo Rasten (the guitarist Charo??)
David Mark Baldwin
Vicente Gomez
Abe Tuvin (in same credits with Vicente Gomez, probably for orchestration or lyrics)

"Romance Espagnole"
Ward Lamar Swingle (of the Swingle Singers?)

"Romance Espanola"
Ralph Paulsen

"Romance for Guitar"
Arunabha Shana
Mark Louis Francis

"Romance Guitar Plus"
Russ M Landau

"Romance Pour Guitare"
Andrew Richard Feriante

Trevor Duncan
Willy Burkhard


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