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Un Cafecito

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Dennis Llinás

Dennis Llinás

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Dennis Llinás
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (I doubling Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Amplified Bass
Amplified Piano
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • China Cymbals
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbals (multiple)
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The phrase un cafecito means a little coffee. Growing up in Miami in our Cuban culture, it was customary for co-workers to bring to work an eight-ounce cup filled with Cuban coffee (basically really strong and sweet espresso) with many tiny shot cups. At certain points in the day, they would approach colleagues and pour a quick shot for them accompanied with the phrase,“¿Quieres un cafecito?” translating to “Do you want a little coffee?” Needless to say after that shot, you were ready for another few hours of daily activity.

This piece is meant to be just that -- a little bit of pick-me-up with the sounds of my childhood.

- Program Note by composer


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Dennis Llinás, personal correspondence, May 2022