Espana (arr. Rogers)

From Wind Repertory Project
Emmanuel Chabrier

Emmanuel Chabrier (trans. Lucien Cailliet, rev. R. Mark Rogers)

Subtitle: Rhapsody

General Info

Year: 1883 / 1964 / 1998
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I div.)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Flugelhorn I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally, written for orchestra by Chabrier using actual melodies that the composer collected in Spain, a malaguena and ajota aragonesa, this brilliant piece was first arranged for band by Lucien Cailliet in 1964. Cailliet's transcription reflects the trends towards very large band instrumentation that were in vogue at the time, though only originally with a condensed score. In a project to offer a full score, a substantial number of errors and misprints in the instrumental parts were discovered that had never been corrected. This revised transcription allows the substantial number of errors to be corrected while rescoring the transcription to make it more compatible with the practice of contemporary wind bands.

- Program Note from publisher

España is the most famous orchestral composition by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier. Written in 1883 after a trip to Spain, it was dedicated to the conductor Charles Lamoureux, who conducted the first public performance on 4 November 1883, at the Théâtre du Château d’Eau for the Société des Nouveaux Concerts in Paris.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: VI
  • Maryland: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Chabrier, E.; Cailliet, L.; Rogers, R. (1998). España: Rhapsody [score]. Southern Music Company: San Antonio, Tx.
  • España (Chabrier), Wikipedia Accessed 1 January 2021