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Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin Rhythms

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Aldo Rafael Forte

Aldo Rafael Forte

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 10:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


1. La Corrida (The Bullfight) – 3:05
2. El Baile (The Dance) – 3:40
3. La Comparsa (The Carnival) – 3:40


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
E-flat Clarinet
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 Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III , including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I was first introduced to Spanish and Latin-American music by my father. I grew up listening to him play all sorts of Spanish and Latin tunes, so those rhythms are firmly embedded in my mind. While Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin Rhythms is inspired by these rhythms, all the material is entirely original. The Dance Suite is dedicated to COL Lowell E. Graham and the Heritage of America Band.

This three-movement work contrasts Latin-American and Spanish musical elements. The first movement features the piccolo trumpet in Spanish bravura music. The second movement conveys a variety of moods ranging from tango-like rhythms.

- Program Note by publisher

Gratefully dedicated to the TAC Band and Col. Lowell E. Graham, former Commander/Conductor of the TAC Band from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Aldo Forte website Accessed 21 September 2020
  • Forte, A. (1999). Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin Rhythms [score]. N.A Kjos: San Diego, Calif.