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Bravado Tango

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Jack Wilds

Jack Wilds

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 1:15
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bravado Tango is a charismatic work for beginning band. The drama of the opening fanfare is followed by the A theme introduced in the flutes, clarinets, and trumpets. This theme is accompanied by a dancing bass line and driving percussion parts. At measure 15, a flowing B theme is introduced in the flutes and oboes, while the clarinets and alto saxophones provide a sparse accompaniment based on a traditional tango rhythm. The melody and accompaniment pass through several different voices as the theme builds up steam. At measure 29, the A theme resumes with additional interest added by a horn counter line. The addition of the guiro to the percussion instrumentation enhances the groove as the piece pushes to its close.

- Program Note from Louis Pizitz Middle School Symphony Band concert program, 16 December 2015


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: II


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