Danza No 2

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Bruce Yurko

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General Info

Year: 2003 / 2006
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $130.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-VII

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania High School Honors Band, Jack Stamp, conductor, in memory of Matthew Hornick.

- Program Note from score

Danza No. 2 (2003) was commissioned by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania IUP High School Honors Band (Jack Stamp, conductor) in memory of Matthew Hornick, a member of the Wind Ensemble at IUP. Matthew tragically passed away in an automobile accident.

Danza is a musical genre that originated in Ponce, a city in southern Puerto Rico. It is a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century ballroom dance genre slightly similar to the waltz. Although Danza No. 2 was written as a memorial piece, this is unique in that it is highly energetic and vibrant. This work displays vivid contrasts between winds and percussion as it drives relentlessly from start to finish.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Concert Band concert program, 3 November 2021


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western University (London, Ont., Can.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Chabot, conductor) - 21 October 2023
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) - 21 February 2023
  • University of Central Arkansas (Conway) Symphonic Band (Ricky Brooks, conductor) - 18 October 2021
  • Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Boston) (Michael Mucci, conductor) – 15 May 2019
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Symphony Band (Bruce Yurko, conductor) – 4 March 2017
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 29 March 2016
  • San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor) - 14 May 2015
  • Calgary Stampede Showband (Jeff Waterbury) - 24 February 2013
  • University of Nevada (Reno) Symphonic Band (Tony Clements, conductor) – 20 March 2008 (CBDNA 2008 Western/Northwestern Division Conference, Reno, Nev.)
  • Roxbury High School (Succasunna, N.J.) Wind Symphony (Todd Nichols, conductor) – 18 December 2008 (2008 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Bruce Yurko." Accessed 12 May 2015
  • Yurko, B. (2006). Danza No. 2 [score]. Masters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Yurko, Bruce. "Danza No. 2." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 480-485. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.