Bamboula, The

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (arr. Frank Winterbottom)

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Subtitle: Rhapsodic Dance No. 1

This work bears the designation Opus 75. It is also in Hawkes & Son's Military Band Edition, No. 428

General Info

Year: 1911 / 1920
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hawkes & Son
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo/Flute
C Piccolo/Flute
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Trumpet
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpets
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

London-born Samuel Coleridge-Taylor found both inspiration and an enthusiastic reception during his visits to the United States in the early 20th century. His vibrant Rhapsodic Dance No. 1, commissioned by the Norfolk Music Festival in Connecticut, is nicknamed for a drum and a dance that was brought to the Americas by enslaved Africans.

- Program Note by Amanda Angel for program notes for Blossom Festival Band concert program, 4 July 2023


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Blossom Festival Band (Cuyahoga, Ohio) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 4 July 2023

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Danse Negre (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Bukin) (1898/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Coleridge-Taylor, S.; Winterbottom, F. (1920). The Bamboula. Rhapsodic Dance. Op. 75. Arranged for military band by F. Winterbottom [score]. Hawkes & Son: London, Eng.