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Cuban Overture (arr Koekelkoren)

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Martin Koekelkoren)


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General Info

Year: 1925 / 1987
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts - €153.00   |   Score Only - €31.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Cuban Overture is a symphonic overture or tone poem for orchestra composed by American composer George Gershwin. Originally titled Rumba, it was a result of a two-week holiday which Gershwin took in Havana, Cuba, in February 1932. Gershwin composed the piece in July and August 1932. The overture is dominated by Caribbean rhythms and Cuban native percussion, with a wide spectrum of instrumental color and technique. It is a rich and exciting work with complexity and sophistication, illustrating the influence of Cuban music and dance.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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References

  • Gershwin, G.; Koekelkoren, M. (1987). Cuban Overture: Rumba [score]. Leymborgh: Sittard.
  • Perusal Score