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¡Viva!

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Jack Wilds

Jack Wilds


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Guiro
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

¡Viva! is a celebration of the cultural heritage and history of Roma, Texas. Situated on the border between Mexico and Texas, the town served as an important point of transit over the Rio Grande River. The piece imagines a traveler approaching Roma from the countryside. The music in the first section depicts the desert, suggesting hazy tendrils of heat rising from a landscape dominated by sand and scrub brush. As the traveler nears the city, dance music begins to drift in on the hot wind. The folk-like melody gives way to a dance tune that slowly builds in intensity. Here the music paints a party scene, with revelers dancing and possibly even an impromptu parade. As the piece builds to a raucous close, one can imagine accompanying shouts of “Viva!”

¡Viva! was commissioned by Corey L. Graves, the McAllen Town Band, and the band directors of Region 15 and Region 28 for Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds’ performance at the 2016 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

- Program Note from the Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds concert program, 15 December 2016


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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