Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Williams)

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Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams (trans. by composer)


Subtitle: Fiesta


General Info

Year: 1964 / 1967
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II (I 2 players doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

In Parts:

  • Flute I, Piccolo, 2 m. after reh. E, beat 4&: Eighth note should read quarter note
  • Flute I, Piccolo, 6 m. after reh. K, beat 4&: Add breath mark at the end of the measure
  • Flute I, Piccolo, reh. N, beat 1: G natural should read G-flat
  • Flute II, 2 m. after reh. E, beat 4&: Eighth note should read quarter note
  • Flute II, 3 m. before reh. L, beat 4&: Add tenuto mark
  • Oboe I, 2 m. before reh. A, beat 1: sfz should read sf
  • Oboe II, 4 m. after reh. I, beat 1: Tie the dotted half note to the downbeat of the following measure
  • English Horn, 1 m. before reh. E, beat 3&: Add hairpin crescendo to end of the measure
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, 5 m. after reh. L, beat 4&: Add accent
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, 2 m. after reh. E, beat 2&: Tie 2& to beat 3
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, 2 m. after reh. F, beat 1: Slur beat 1 to beat 2
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, 9 m. after reh. O (penultimate measure), beat 3: Add eighth rest
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III, 3 m. before reh. B, beat 4-5: Add tenuto marks
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, 7 m. before reh. E, beat 2: Add staccato dots
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet: Since the part is just a reprinting of the bass clarinet part, make sure not to play where it says "-Cb. Cl."
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I, 4 m. before reh. A, beat 4: Tie beat 4 to beat 1 of the following measure
  • B-flat Trumpet I, 8 m. after reh. J, beat 2&: Tie beat 2 to beat 3
  • B-flat Trumpet II-III, m. 2, beat 4: Add fermata over quarter rest
  • B-flat Trumpet II-III, m. 2, beat 4: Add fermata over quarter rest
  • B-flat Trumpet III, 6 m. after reh. L, beat 1&: Remove the redundant ff
  • Horn in F I-II, m. 5, beat 1: Move fp to beat 1&
  • Horn in F I-II, 12 m. before reh. A: The "fp" dynamic marking should be on the and of beat 1 with the crescendo following to the "sf" dynamic marking on beat 3.
  • Horn in F I, 5 m. after reh. L, beat 4&: Add accent
  • Trombone I, 5 m. after reh. O, beat 3: Add quarter rest
  • Trombone II, 4 m. after reh. B, beat 1&: Remove mf dynamic
  • String Bass, 1 m. before reh. F, beat 5: Slur beat 5 (G) to the downbeat of the following measure (G-flat)
  • String Bass, 2 m. before reh. H: Change rhythm to match score (and tuba)
  • String Bass, 1-13 m. after reh. H, beat 1-2: Slur beat 1 to beat 2


In Score:

  • Piccolo, Flute I-II, 3 m. after reh. B, beat 4;5&: Add eighth rests
  • Piccolo, Flute I-II, 1 m. after reh. H: Add "stagger breathing"
  • Piccolo, Flute I-II, 2 m. after reh. J, beat 3: Add duration dot to half note
  • Flute I-II, 5 m. after reh. N, beat 3: Slur eighth notes (C to C)
  • Oboes, 3 m. after reh. B, beat 4;5&: Add eighth rests
  • Oboes, English Horn, 1 m. before reh. J, beat 2: Add accent
  • Oboe I, 6 m. before reh. N, beat 3&: A natural should read A-flat
  • Oboe II, 3 m. before reh. A, beat 1: Slur half note (B-flat) to downbeat of the following measure
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet, 1 m. before reh. E, beat 4&;5: F - G should read F-sharp - G-sharp
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet, 1 m. before reh. J, beat 2: Add accent
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet, 2 m. after reh. J, beat 3: Add duration dot to half note
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet, 6 m. before reh. N, beat 1: A5 should read A4 (one octave lower)
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet, reh. O, beat 1: Add accent
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, 7 m. after reh. E, beat 3: Add ledger line below note (pitch is C)
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, 4 m. after reh. J, beat 4: A should read G
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, 6 m. after reh. J, beat 5: F natural should read F-sharp
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, 3 m. after reh. M, beat 3: G should read G-flat
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, reh. O, beat 1: Add accent
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II-III, 1 m. before reh. G, beat 2: Add mf
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II-III, 4 m. after reh. J, beat 4: F should read E
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II-III, reh. O, beat 1: Add accent
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, 3-4 m. after reh. F, beat 3: Add staccato dot to B-flats
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, 1 m. before reh. K, beat 2&: Add hairpin crescendo through end of the measure
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, 4 m. after reh. K, beat 5: G should read A
  • Bassoons, 3 m. after reh. F, beat 1: Add p
  • Bassoons, 7 m. after reh. I, beat 2a: Slur beat 2a to 3 (both parts: A-flat to D-flat ; A-flat to F)
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II, 4 m. after reh. H, beat 4&: Add breath mark at the end of the measure
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II, 6 m. before reh. I, beat 1: E natural should read E-flat
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II, 1-9 m. after reh. I, beat 2a: Slur beat 2a to beat 3 in each measure
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II, 7 m. after reh. I, beat 1a: Slur beat 1a to beat 2
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, 5 m. after reh. B, beat 3: Add staccato dot [OK in later printings of the score]
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, 4 m. after reh. J, beat 1&: F natural should read F-sharp
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, 3 m. before reh. A, beat 3: E4 should read E-flat4
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, 2 m. after reh. I, beat 3&: Add breath mark at the end of the measure
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II-III, reh. H: Label in left margin reads "Trbs" not "Tpts."
  • B-flat Trumpet I, 6 m. after reh. H, beat 2: B natural should read B-flat
  • B-flat Trumpet II, 2 m. before reh. I, beat 3: D should read E (to match tied note)
  • B-flat Trumpet II-III, 1 m. before reh. D, beat 3: Add ledger line to lower note (notes are C–E)
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV, 1-2 m. after reh. C, beat 2&: Add eighth rest
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV, 2 m. before reh. M, beat 2&: Add eighth rest
  • Trombone II, 2 m. before End, beat 2: Add ledger line to upper note (pitch is C)
  • Trombone III, 3 m. before reh. A, beat 1: Continue slur from previous measure
  • Baritone, 3 m. after reh. C, beat 1&: Add simile
  • Baritone, 4 m. after reh. I, beat 1: Add duration dot
  • Baritone, 1-2 m. before reh. K, beat 2&: Delete eighth rest
  • Tuba, m. 10, beat 2a: Add f
  • Marimba, 6 m. before reh. I through 1 m. after reh. I, beat 1: Add three slashes to the note stem to indicate a roll
  • Snare Drum, Bass Drum, 6 m. before reh. I: Labels in left margin are switched: Cym./Rcht. should read S.D./B.D. and S.D./B.D should read Cym./Rcht.
  • Maracas/Claves, 2 m. before reh. C, beat 4: Delete horizontal mark (printer error)
  • Guiro/Bongos, 5 m. before reh. E, beat 4: Quarter notes should read eighth notes


In Score and Parts:

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet, 1 m. before reh. K, beat 2&: Add hairpin crescendo through end of the measure
  • Trumpet I, 8 m. after reh. J, beat 2&: Tie beat 2 & to beat 3
  • Baritone (T.C. and B.C.), 1 m. before reh. K, beat 2&: Add hairpin crescendo through end of the measure


Program Notes

Symphonic Dance #3 “Fiesta” is one of five symphonic dances commissioned by the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1964. Each of the five dances represents the spirit of a different time and place in the history of San Antonio. This dance reflects the excitement and color of the city’s many Mexican celebrations, which Williams called “the pageantry of Latin American celebration -- street bands, bull fights, bright costumes, the colorful legacy of a proud people.”

The introductory brass fanfare creates an atmosphere of tense anticipation, while the bells, solo trumpet, and woodwinds herald the arrival of an approaching festival. The brass announce the matador’s arrival to the bullring, and the finale evokes a joyous climax to the festivities.

Williams rescored this work for band, and it was first performed in 1967 by the University of Miami Band, where he was chairman of theory and composition.

- Program note by California State University, Fresno, Symphonic Band concert program, 5 May 2013


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: IV-A, V-A, VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: V
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band.Class A Std Rep

Performances

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  • Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA) All-State Wind Symphony (Tamey Anglley, conductor) – 10 February 2024 (2024 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Oklahoma City University (Okla.) Wind Philharmonic (Matthew Mailman, conductor) - 31 October 2023
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (German Gonzalez, conductor) - 10 September 2023
  • Melbourne (Fla.) Municipal Band (Staci Rosbury, conductor) – 20 May 2023 (ACB 2023 Annual Convention (Orlando, Fla.))
  • Chicago Wind Symphony (Chicago, Ill.) (Michael McCain, conductor) - 29 April 2023
  • Lone Star Youth Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Andrew Traschel, conductor) - 5 March 2023
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Symphony (M. Gregory Martin, conductor) - 26 February 2023
  • University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Man., Can.) Concert Band (Jacquie Dawson, conductor) - 10 February 2023
  • Brookwood High School (Snellville, Ga.) Symphonic Winds (Laura Moates Stanley, conductor) - 29 November 2022
  • Lamar University Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) - 22 November 2022
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Concert Band (Reilly Fox, conductor) 15 November 2022
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 9 November 2022
  • University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Kimberly Fleming, conductor) - 7 October 2022
  • Denver (Colo.) Concert Band (Jacinda Bouton, conductor) – 4 May 2022 (ACB 2022 Annual Convention (Santa Fe, New Mexico))
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) - 25 April 2022
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphony Band (Nevada Mills, conductor) - 11 March 2022
  • Avon Lake (Ohio) High School Symphonic Band (Joshua Brunger, conductor) – 3 March 2022
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) Collegiate Band (David M. Blon, conductor) - 18 February 2022
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Wind Symphony (Rubén Darío Gómez, conductor) - 8 December 2021
  • Cleveland State University (Ohio) Alumni & Friends Band (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 7 October 2021
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor) - 3 June 2021
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) – 17 November 2020


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Resources

  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 566-574.
  • Perusal score
  • Williams, C. (1967). Symphony Dance No. 3: Fiesta [score]. Alfred: Van Nuys, Calif.