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Ritmo Jondo

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Carlos Surinach

Carlos Surinach

General Info

Year: 1952 / 1967
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Six-piece chamber
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


1. Bulerias, c. 2:45
2. Saeta, c. 1:50
3. Garrotin, c. 3:30


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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
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 I-II, including

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Tamburo
  • Xylophone

Players clapping


Ritmo Jondo was Surinach’s first ballet piece written in the U.S. The three-movement work was at first a six-chamber piece, then a twenty-minute orchestral suite, and then the symphonic band version. Each movement is a dance in the flamenco tradition. The Bulerias is quick and joyful with the unexpected humor of a practical joke; the Seata is a mournful song sung in the streets of Seville on Good Friday; and the Garrotin is a fast, technical dance that accelerates into wild displays of emotion.

- Program Note by Erica Neidlinger for DePaul University Wind Symphony concert program, 9 March 2022

Program Notes

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State Ratings

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  • DePaul University (Chicago, Ill.) Wind Symphony (Eric Neidlinger, conductor) - 9 March 2022
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Tx.) Meadows Wind Ensemble (Jack Delaney, conductor) - 12 November 2021
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Stuart Sims, conductor) – 17 October 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 21 February 2017
  • Omaha Symphonic Winds (William Hall, conductor) - 28 February 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.