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Cubaland

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa


Subtitle: Cuba under Three Flags


General Info

Year: 1925
Duration: c. 13:05
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. Under the Spanish Flag – 3:30
2. Under the American Flag – 3:55
3. Under the Cuban Flag – 4:50


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This suite depicts the rule of Cuba under three different governments in the years 1875, 1898, and 1925. The inspiration came during Sousa's vacation in Havana in the winter of 1924. Strangely, Sousa mentioned neither this vacation nor the band's brief 1922 visit to Cuba in his autobiography.

Each movement of the suite included melodies characteristic of the ruling country. Excepts from The Spanish Constitution and Andalusian Dances are found in the first movement. The second movement has suggestions of several American songs and ends with Hot Time in the Old Town. La Layamesa, a Cuban traditional song, is interwoven into the third movement.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 83.