Concierto de Otono para Trompeta

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Arturo Márquez

Arturo Marquez (trans. Pacho Flores)

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The title translates from the Spanish as Autumn Concerto for Trumpet

General Info

Year: 2018 / 2022
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Trumpet and orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Son de luz
2. Balada de Floripondios
3. Conga de Flores


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Program Notes

Arturo Marquez writes:

The trumpet is queen in the soul of Mexico; we find it in practically all popular musical expressions, it is the Mexican cry of joy and sadness. It is also fundamental in Latin American concert music and my Concierto de Otoño is a compilation of all these feelings, colors and sorrows.

Specifically, the Arturo Márquez trumpet concerto is the result (one of many) of a unique project by the great Venezuelan trumpeter Pacho Flores, who, with the intention of expanding the repertoire of new music for trumpet, has embarked on an extensive series of music commissions for his instrument, made to composers such as Roberto Sierra, Paquito D'Rivera, Efrain Oscher, Christian Lindberg and Márquez himself.

It is no coincidence that Arturo Márquez has been one of the composers chosen to participate in this series of commissions, because the composer from Sonora has not only established a close relationship with the legendary Venezuelan system of youth orchestras and choirs (of which Pacho Flores is one of the most illustrious graduates) but has dedicated time, effort and resources to the promotion of music education in Mexico, through various projects and actions. We must not forget, either, that another illustrious student of the System, the famous director Gustavo Dudamel, has taken Arturo Márquez’s delightful Danzón No. 2 literally all over the world.

At my expressed request, the composer sends these brief but significant lines about his Autumn Concerto for trumpet and orchestra:

First movement: Sound of light. Explore the encounter with new horizons of peace and reconciliation. Mestizo rhythm, trumpet dialogue with the orchestra, classical sonata form.

Second movement: Ballad of floripondios. Song without words tribute to witch love. Chaconne-shaped variations, almost.

Third movement: Conga of flowers. With my heart in Rafael Mendez, Franz Joseph Haydn and Frederic Chopin. Tribute to Pacho Flores. Absurd attempt at a monothematic rondò.

The Autumn Concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Arturo Márquez received its absolute premiere on September 7, 2018, with Pacho Flores (to whom, of course, the score is dedicated) on trumpet and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

- Program Note for Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble concert program, 1 November 2022, by John Arthur Brennan, translation by Emma Ratchford


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State Ratings

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  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.) Wind Ensemble (Luis Manuel Sánchez, conductor; Pacho Flores, trumpet) - 1 November 2022 *U.S. Premiere Performance*

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