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Danza de los Duendes

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Nancy Galbraith

Nancy Galbraith


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General Info

Year: 1992 / 1996
Duration: c. 9:55
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Subito Music Corp.
Cost: Score and Parts - $200.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Danza de los Duendes was composed for Argentina's Orquesta Sinfónica de Tucumán, whose music director, Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, led the world premiere in 1992, a month apart from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's North American premiere with conductor Kirk Muspratt. The work's title — an afterthought suggested by the composer's student — refers to the malicious goblin-like creatures (los duendes) of South American folklore.

In 1996 Galbraith revised the work and re-scored it as a wind symphony. The new "Danza" became her most popular piece and is performed frequently by concert bands in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Audio Links

University of Delaware Wind Ensemble (Wes Broadnax, conductor)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Orchestra (Danny Brock, conductor) – 31 October 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Tiffany Galus, conductor) – 30 October 2019
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Chamber Winds (John Cody Birdwell, conductor) – 16 October 2019
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 15 September 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Josh Neuenschwander, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Ardizzoia, conductor) – 7 April 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Josh Neuenschwander, conductor) – 4 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 15 November 2018
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Vanessa Perala, conductor) – 20 April 2018
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Eric LaPrade, conductor) – 6 February 2018
  • New Jersey City University Symphony of Winds and Percussion (Patrick Burns, conductor) – 14 November 2017
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 15 October 2017
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Arau, conductor) – 27 May 2017
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 7 April 2017
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Matthew Brunner, conductor) - 15 February 2017
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Ramiro Barrera, conductor) – 20 October 2016
  • Sierra Wind Symphony of Citrus College (Glendora, Calif.) (Bill Hoehne, conductor) - 21 March 2015 (2015 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Florida International University Wind Ensemble (Catherine Rand, conductor) - November 19, 2009
  • Halsen Musikkforening (Hans A. Kjølberg, conductor) - Norwegian Wind Band Championship, Trondheim - March 8, 2008
  • Bispehaugen Ungdomskorps (Thomas Carstensen, conductor) - Norwegian Wind Band Championship, Trondheim - March 27, 2004


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 457-460.
  • Nancy Galbraith website Accessed 18 October 2016