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David Amram

David Amram

General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CF Peters
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $45.00


Full Score
Jazz Trio Soloists

  • Flute
  • Electric Bass
  • Piano

Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Contrabss Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon I-II
Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Claves
  • Congas (2)
  • Cowbell
  • Timbales (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was composed on a boat ride from New Orleans to Cuba. In its premiere in May 1977 it was performed by David Amram’s jazz quartet, Pasquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, and other Cuban musicians. This was the first time since 1961 American and Cuban musicians had performed together. (Amram 2008, p. 88-89) One of the Cuban elements of the work is the use of the guaguanco, a rumba dance involving male and female partners. The orchestral premiere took place a few months later by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The wind version was premiered by the Northern Illinois Wind Ensemble, Max Culpepper conductor.

Program Note by Jason S. Ladd

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Amram, D.W. (2008). Upbeat: The nine lives of a musical cat. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • CF Peters Website