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Journey of the Spanish Buccaneers

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Ed Kiefer

Ed Kiefer

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ahoy matey! Answer the call of the open seas and set sail with this rollicking and imaginative nautical adventure. Playable by young bands, it sets out with a robust chantey-like melody as the winds fill the sails and your ship cuts through the waves. A Spanish-sounding dance signals a break in the action, a brief rest before the breeze kicks up and the adventure resumes.

- Program Note from publisher

This imaginative work is scored in three sections. The quick opening section features a free-flowing ostinato woodwind figure based on Percy Aldridge Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry. This opening passage prepares the primary thematic material, which is first played by clarinets. The slower middle section is a Spanish-sounding dance that highlights a flute solo. The closing section is a truncated recapitulation of the opening melodic material.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commissioned by the Eastern North Carolina Middle School All-District Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Perusal score
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/6 (March 2019), p. 50.