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Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 11:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $225.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum (regular and small)
  • Bongos
  • Brake Drum
  • Claves
  • Concert Tom
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Guataca
  • Jam Block
  • Kenare
  • Kick Drum
  • Maracas
  • Rainstick
  • Salsa Bell
  • Shekere
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timbales
  • Triangle (regular and small)
  • Wind Chimes (metal and glass)
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Danzas takes a journey through the colorful and unique musical traditions in Cuban folklore. Heavily influenced by Afro-Cuban heritage and diaspora, this work sets to celebrate and honor its rich music history.

This collage of styles starts its tribute with a musical tradition that began in West Africa and migrated to Cuba, the bembé. The bembé is traditionally in 6/8 and was introduced to the world by the Yorubá people. This work quickly travels through other important folkloric fusions, such as the songo, a section inspired by colonial Cuba, and a dream-like son, or song.

This work is dedicated to my Cuban grandparents, Ireneo and Onelia Santos.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Drew Dickey, conductor) - 21 April 2023
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Orchestra (Giovanni Santos, conductor) - 20 April 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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