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Blue Mambo

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Concert Toms (2)
  • Congas
  • Hi-Hat
  • Mambo Bell (or cowbell)
  • Marimba
  • Shaker
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


Errata

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Program Notes

Opening with a lyric section featuring a solo for flugelhorn or trumpet, this appealing Latin work includes sensuous melodies surrounded by lush and bluesy harmonies. The up-tempo mambo then kicks in with an infectious percussion groove which accompanies the melodies and riffs from the full ensemble.

- Program Note by publisher


Blue Mambo was commissioned by the Woodward Academy Middle School Advanced Band, directed by Aaron Hill, and premiered on April 23, 2017. Founded in 1900, Woodward Academy is the oldest independent school in Atlanta and the largest in the continental United States. In its early years, the school had a cordial relationship with the country of Cuba, resulting in a number of Cuban students attending. Honoring this history and looking to the future, Blue Mambo employs the mambo dance style, which developed in Cuba.

- Program Note from the Fillmore Wind Band concert program, 22 December 2017


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