Christmas in Spain

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Day

Kevin Day


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kevin Day Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

  • m.39-44: Concert Dbs should all be D naturals


Program Notes

Christmas in Spain is my first concert band piece written specifically for young concert bands, and I actually had a lot of fun writing this. I composed it on fall break after coming home to rest for a few days. I was literally doing nothing when the idea for the piece came to me, and I began composing and finished the piece in a matter of a few hours.

The composition has a Latin flair is simplistic enough to still be memorable and enjoyable. It also has elements of Frank Ticheli's San Antonio Dances, which is a piece I loved playing euphonium in when I was in junior high band. The piece is a bout Spain during Christmastime and the wonderful lights, ceremonies and traditions of the country. I have never been to Spain personally, but I've always been fascinated by Spanish culture and its musical influences, and I have enjoyed playing and listening to it. The music is very energetic, moving and fun, and I've sought to convey that feeling into the piece.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene) Wind Symphony (Bryan Hannaford, conductor) - 11 December 2022
  • Watsonville (Calif.) Community Band (Brad Gronroos, conductor) - 9 December 2022
  • National Concert Band of America (Washington, D.C.) (Adrian Holton, conductor) - 5 December 2021
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa Concert Band (Adam Kehl, conductor) – 12 December 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 309.
  • Kevin Day website Accessed 13 January 2021