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El Caballero (Olivadotti)

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Joseph Olivadoti

Joseph Olivadoti

Subtitle: Spanish March

General Info

Year: 1940
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Rubank
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Olivadoti subtitled El Caballero a "Spanish March" – both the title and the music attest to his interest in the paso doble style. In addition to the marches of such composers as Karl King, Merle Evans, Russell Alexander, Charles E Duble, and Fred Jewell, this work has long been used to accompany the "liberty horses" (a circus act featuring from eight to twelve beautiful horses performing without riders). At a fast tempo, El Caballero is exciting; at a slower paso doble temple it is impressive.

- Program Note from March Music Notes


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Olivadoti, J. (1940). El Caballero: Spanish March [score]. Rubank: Chicago, Ill.
  • Smith, Norman E. (1986). March Music Notes. Lake Charles, La.: Program Note Press, pp. 311.