Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Danza de los Duendes

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nancy Galbraith

Nancy Galbraith

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

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


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
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


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.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • 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


  • 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