A little Spanish...a little Latin
brass octet 31.31

Composition Date: 2009
Genre: Brass, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Octets (Brass Only)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
Programme Note:
A Little Spanish...A Little Latin - Winning Composition of the 2009 Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Competition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California -
I. March - This is a Spanish march that portrays a regal procession. Keep the tempo stately and steady, almost pompous. Articulation needs to be clean; don't force the forte passages. Make sure that the sixteenth note overlaps are precisely in time.
II. Paso Doble - This is a seductive dance. Keep the melodic phrases smooth while the accompanying rhythm dances along underneath. Dynamic contrast within the melody lines will help maintain interest. The counter-melody lines in the trumpet and horn should be almost playful.
III. Mambo - Not too fast. The sixteenth notes in the last section of this movement should playable at a comfortable single tonguing tempo. Pay close attention to articulation as this will give the Mambo the appropriate feel.
IV. Samba - This is quick. Feel it in 2. The accompanying rhythm patterns need to be light, articulate and accurate at a steady, solid tempo. The melody should fit comfortably on top of the underlying rhythm patterns. You may want to add a good Latin percussionist for both the Mambo and the Samba.
Commissioned by: Brass Chamber Music Composition Competition, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

Premiere Information:
20/07/2009 Humboldt State University Arcata, California Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Faculty Ensemble Conductor: Tony Clements

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 6158 P1745li
  • Genre:
  • Brass, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Octets (Brass Only)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 21, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (20 p.) ;
    20 Pages
    Height: 35.3 cm
    Width: 25 cm
    Parts page count: 78
    8 parts ([78] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Brass octet 31.31
    I. March
    II. Paso Doble
    III. Mambo
    IV. Samba
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