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Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro

Subtitle: Asian Overture for Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Navarro Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €140.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Temple Blocks
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Shanghai is an overture based on Asian folklore in which two Asian dances are blended as one. Shanghai is full of the characteristics of music from the Asian continent.

Shanghai, premiered in 2009, was commission by the Valencia Institute of Music to be made part of the repertoire for the Fourth Section of the 32nd Band Competition of the Community of Valencia, Spain.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Coleman, Randall O. "Shanghai – "Asian Overture for Wind Band"." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 424-428. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Navarro, O. (2010). Shanghai : música sinfónica [score]. Rivera Editores: Valencia, Spain.
  • Oscar Navarro website Accessed 20 July 2018
  • Perusal score