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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


Full Score
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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

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


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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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

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