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La Calesera

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Francisco Alonso

Francisco Alonso (arr. Eugene Badgett)

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Subtitle: Concert Pasodoble

General Info

Year: 1926(?) / 1979
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe 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
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This pasodoble is taken from the zarzuela of the same name. The word "zarzuela" comes from the palace of La Zarzuela, originally a hunting lodge in the royal domain of the Pardo (not to be confused with the Prado Museum) near Madrid and later enlarged to a spacious retreat. Short musical works, with music and singing, which the comedians presented there in the 17th century were at first called "fiestas de zarzuela" and later, simple "zarzuelas." During the 19th century, this type of entertainment – reflecting by then on the Italian opera, French operetta, and folk elements of the Spanish tonadilla – was the only spectacle in Spain that could rival the attraction of the bullfight. The current popularity of this musical form may be noted by the large number of zarzuela recordings still available in Spain.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

La Calesera translates from Spanish as "The Carousel."


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Salt Lake Symphonic Winds (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Thomas P. Rohrer, conductor) - 8 February 2022
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) Wind Symphony (Tamey Anglley, conductor) – 15 October 2019

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