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El Pato Loco

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William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: The Crazy Duck


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 1:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

El Pato Loco (The Crazy Duck) is written in a Latin dance style. This piece represents Owens’s tribute to all wonderful, wayward, web-footed waterfowl that wander about happily and aimlessly while vying for free food. The music showcases both Latin percussion and distinctive melodies in the woodwind and brass sections.

- Program Note by composer


For Alejandro Lopez; Ringgold Middle School, Rio Grande City, Texas.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Candace Truitt, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Maple Grove 6th Grade Band – 28 March 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Tambora! (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)


All Wind Works


Resources