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Downey Overture

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Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Oscar Navarro Music
Cost: Score and Parts - €90 (~$116)  |   Score Only - Contact composer


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Contrabass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Conga Drum
  • Cowbells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone

Violincello


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Downey Overture is dedicated with all my affection to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, for its hard work and dedication, and, of course, to its conductor, Sharon Lavery, for her professionalism and great passion for music. Downey Overture is a Latin-American fusion with which I have wanted to link my birth country, Spain, and California, the land that, as a result of the two years I lived there, has left a permanent imprint on my heart. An amalgam of rhythm and musical color wrapped in an atmosphere of dance are the essence of this piece. It is joyful, energetic and written with all my enthusiasm and dedication.

- Program Note by Oscar Navarro


Awards


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Mills, Alan W. "Downey Overture." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 734-742. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Oscar Navarro website