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Amparito Roca

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Jaime Texidor

Jaime Texidor (arr. Winter)

Subtitle: Spanish March

General Info

Year: 1925? / 1935
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $6.25


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Although the original score of this pasodoble was reportedly written (possibly under a different title) by the British bandmaster Reginald Ridewood (1907-1942), Jaime Texidor undoubtedly copyrighted the work and arranged for its publication by Editorial Musica Moderna in Madrid and, in 1935, by Boosey & Hawkes in London. In April 1936, an ad by Boosey & Hawkes in The Musical Progress and Mail included the title Amparito Roca followed by a translation, “The Sheltered Cliff.” The present conductor of the Baracaldo Municipal Band, Juan Esteve Galán, has stated, however, that Texidor dedicated the pasodoble to a girl named Amparito (diminutive of Amparo) Roca, and that she still lives in that area. Regardless of its origin, researchers agree that Amparito Roca is still one of the band world’s most popular pasodobles.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

This Spanish pasodoble march was written by Spanish bandleader and composer Jaime Texidor. The introduction and first strain are indicative of a bullfighter’s music, whereas the gentle, lighthearted trio section takes on the character of a couples dance, evoking the other essential element of the pasodoble. The powerful brass in the dogfight (bullfight), and the tutti texture of the maestoso section bring this piece to a grand conclusion.

- Program Note by arranger

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


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  • Perrysburg (Ohio) High School Wind Ensemble (Scott Schleuter, conductor) - 9 March 2020
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Anthony Messina, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 22 September 2019
  • Raleigh (N.C.) Concert Band (Lem Hardy, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • Diablo Wind Symphony (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) (John Maltester, conductor) – 8 June 2018 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Red Concert Band (Shelby Swanson-Williams, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Concert Band (Matthew J. McCurry, conductor) – 9 April 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric Bush, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • California All-State Junior High School Symphonic Band (James Smart, conductor) - 17 February 2019 (2019 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Frostburg (Mary.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 14 October 2018
  • Bellefonte (Penn.) Community Band (Joshua Long, conductor) - 22 April 2018
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) – 10 March 2018
  • Northwest Missouri State University *Maryville) Wind Symphony (John Bell, conductor) – 5 March 2018
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 4 June 2017
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 4 May 2017
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Paul, conductor) – 29 April 2017
  • Valley Winds Community Wind Ensemble (Chelan, Wash.) (Stephen Burdick, conductor) - 25 April 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (Erin Ingram, conductor) - 24 April 2017
  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Symphonic Winds (Robert Carnochan, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • Dalton-Whitfield Community Band (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) ( George Barnett, conductor) – 18 April 2017
  • Tallahassee (Florida) Winds (David Plack, conductor) – 22 November 2016

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