Amparito Roca (arr Curnow)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jaime Texidor

Jaime Texidor (arr. James Curnow)

Subtitle: Spanish March

General Info

Year: 1935 / 2017
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Bassoon
  • Cello

Part 5

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Bassoon
  • Euphonium T.C.
  • Cello
  • B-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • String/Electric Bass

Percussion I

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum

Percussion II

  • Crash Cymbals

Mallet Percussion

  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Although the original score of this paso doble 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 paso doble 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 paso dobles.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

This Spanish paso doble 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 paso doble. 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 Aubrey Winter

Composed in 1925 by Spanish composer Jaime Texidor, this attractive, moderately paced paso doble has a proven long-lasting appeal and musicality and is a true classic in concert band repertoire. Authentically and carefully adapted here for ensembles of varied or incomplete instrumentation, this version will sound great for virtually any occasion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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