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Five Miniatures

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Joaquin Turina

Joaquin Turina (arr. John Krance)

This work is also known by its Spanish title, Miniaturas. It bears the designation Opus 52.

General Info

Year: 1929 / 1959
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts – $140.00


1. Dawn – 1:20
2. The Sleeping Village – 2:25
3. Promenade - 1:05
4. The Approaching Soldiers – 1:20
5. Fiesta – 1:20


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
D-flat Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Turkish Gong
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This concert band arrangement of numbers 1-4 and 7 miniatures is taken from the original piano work. This work, particularly this version arranged by John Krance, reflects Turina's background in and penchant for impressionism. Each movement is vividly evocative of their names" Dawn, The Sleeping Village, Promenade, The Approaching Solders, and Fiesta.

This arrangement is dedicated to the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., Major Chester E. Whiting, Conductor.

- Program Note by John T. Dunn and from score

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • Iowa: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: V
  • Massachusetts: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 12 December 2019
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Concert Band (Amada Dumm, conductor) – 17 October 2019
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs) Wind Ensemble (Vu Nguyen, conductor)– 3 October 2019
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches) Wind Symphony (Jeffrey C. Mathews, conductor) – 10 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol, Spain)
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins) Symphonic Band (T. André Feagin, conductor) - 7 May 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Stuart Sims, conductor) – 14 March 2019
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 26 January 2019
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Juan José Navarro, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor) – 13 October 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Cassandra Bechard, conductor) – 12 April 2018
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Ensemble (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 12 March 2018
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass). (Louis J. Buckley, conductor) – 4 March 2018
  • California State University, Long Beach, Wind Symphony (Jermie Arnold, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 30 November 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Joaquin Turina." Accessed 23 November 2016
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 474-481.
  • Turina, J.; Krance, J. (1959). Five Miniatures [score]. Associated Music Publishers: New York.