Blue Mambo

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Concert Toms (2)
  • Congas
  • Hi-Hat
  • Mambo Bell (or cowbell)
  • Marimba
  • Shaker
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Opening with a lyric section featuring a solo for flugelhorn or trumpet, this appealing Latin work includes sensuous melodies surrounded by lush and bluesy harmonies. The up-tempo mambo then kicks in with an infectious percussion groove which accompanies the melodies and riffs from the full ensemble.

- Program Note from publisher

Blue Mambo was commissioned by the Woodward Academy Middle School Advanced Band, directed by Aaron Hill, and premiered on April 23, 2017. Founded in 1900, Woodward Academy is the oldest independent school in Atlanta and the largest in the continental United States. In its early years, the school had a cordial relationship with the country of Cuba, resulting in a number of Cuban students attending. Honoring this history and looking to the future, Blue Mambo employs the mambo dance style, which developed in Cuba.

- Program Note from the Fillmore Wind Band concert program, 22 December 2017


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