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El Vaquero!

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William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: The Cowboy


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 1:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This daring Spanish-flavored work for young bands offers a thrilling horseback ride across the open range, all using only six notes.

- Program Note by publisher


Before the modern cowboy there was the vaquero. Originating in the early 1500s, with Spanish settlement of Mexico, the ancient Iberian tradition of the vaquero (a herder of cattle) came to the New World. Today the spirit of the Spanish “buckaroo” survives in the Great Basin of the American West.

El Vaquero! is one of more than 150 commissioned and published works for concert band, string orchestra and small ensemble by composer William Owens. Take an exciting ride across the open ranges of Mexico with this bold Latin-flavored work. Strategically orchestrated using only six notes, El Vaquero! employs flex instrumentation.

- Program Note from The Virginia Wind Symphony concert program, 21 December 2017


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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


All Wind Works


Resources