Fanfare, Canto and Fandango

From Wind Repertory Project
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Calvin Custer)

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

General Info

Year: 1887 / 1996
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rimsky-Korsakov composed "The Spanish Capriccio"(Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34) during the summer of 1887. The bold and daring excitement of the work transfers very effectively to the concert band genre. Calvin Custer keeps technical demands to a minimum while maximizing the conviction and vigor of this highly creative scoring.

- Program Note from publisher

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, is the common Western title for a five movement orchestral suite, based on Spanish folk melodies, composed by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1887. Rimsky-Korsakov originally intended to write the work for a solo violin with orchestra, but later decided that a purely orchestral work would do better justice to the lively melodies.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Capriccio Espanol, Wikipedia Accessed 4 November 2017
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, N.; Custer, C. (1996). Fanfare, Canto and Fandango : Concert Band [score]. Belwin: Miami, Fla.