Albert Hay Malotte, American composer, He was never in Purchena. It was not an impediment to, In the distance, the small Andalusian town inspired him to compose in 1938 the brief but beautiful piano work “Party Purchena”.
Albert Hay Malotte (Philadelphia 1885 – The Angels 1964), authored, inter, The Lord’s Prayer, composition which is still ringing around the world, or several soundtracks for Walt Disney movies, even to compose for the film Gone with the Wind.
In 2013 Purchena Town Hall, with the contribution of the Provincial de Almería and Cultural Patronage of the Embassy of the United States in Spain, He edited the book “Party Purchena: the Moriscos de Aben Humeya Games in the work of American composer Albert Hay Malotte”, a brief study of the author and the work he composed for the Moriscos Games Purchena by musician Bertomeu Llorens Peset. The book also contains a recording Purchena Party by the Valencian pianist Tomeu Moll.
Following the publication of the book about the composer, it's time to celebrate the First “Festival Albert Hay Malotte” Purchena to take place, with the collaboration of the Provincial Council of Almeria and the Andalusian, day 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 September 2017.
Day 22 will be the opening of the festival will be attended by a representative of the US Embassy in Spain, body showing again its support for the work of recovery of such a distinguished figure composer.
Film and live music, plastic arts, lectures and concerts to remember Albert Hay Malotte and his contribution to music, cinema and a small Andalusian town that never was.