Pequeña Suite para Banda

From Wind Repertory Project
Luis Serrano Alarcón

Luis Serrano Alarcón

Subtitle: Little Suite for Band

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piles Editorial de Música
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €127.00   |   Score Only (print) - €22.00


1. Intrada - 1:30
2. Vals - 3:30
3. Nana - 2:35
4. Galop


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pequeña Suite para Banda (Little Suite for Band) is cast in four movements, each presented with its own unique character. The first movement, Intrata, opens with an imposing fanfare, but quickly segues to an intense march. The second movement, Vals, is a waltz that displays Alarcón’s knack for writing light music. This movement pays subtle homage to Ravel’s La Valse. Movement three, Nana, displays the composer’s sense of musical line. The work closes with Galop, a fast and fun ride that takes the listener on an adventure through the different timbres and moods of the band.

- Program Note by Brooke E. Humfeld, Anthony M. Messina, and Nicholas P. Waldron for the University of Kansas Symphonic Band concert program, 2 May 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Jeremy Sison, conductor) - 3 October 2021
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Symphonic Band (Steve Dailey, conductor) - 15 October 2020
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Pamela L. Klena, conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 6 October 2018
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Brunner, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble (Phillip Clements, conductor) - 15 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Matthew O. Smith, conductor) – 2 May 2017
  • Philharmonic Winds of Singapore (Luis Serrano Alarcón, conductor) – 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Alarcón, L. (2009). Pequeña Suite para Banda = Little Suite for Band [score]. Piles D.L.: Valencia, Spain.