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Downey Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Oscar Navarro

Oscar Navarro

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Oscar Navarro Music
Cost: Score and Parts - €90 (~$116)  |   Score Only - Contact composer


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone I-II
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Flugelhorn I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Shakers
  • Claves
  • Cowbells
  • Conga Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

[Downey Overture] is dedicated with all my affection to the Downey Symphony Orchestra, for its hard work and dedication, and, of course, to its conductor, Sharon Lavery, for her professionalism and great passion for music. Downey Overture is a Latin-American fusion with which I have wanted to link my birth country, Spain, and California, the land that, as a result of the two years I lived there, has left a permanent imprint on my heart. An amalgam of rhythm and musical color wrapped in an atmosphere of dance are the essence of this piece. It is joyful, energetic and written with all my enthusiasm and dedication.

- Program Note by Oscar Navarro


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Symphony (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Knighten, conductor) – 25 November 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Eric Wilson, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 18 October 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Wind Ensemble (Emily Threinen, conductor) – 27 September 2019
  • Waubonsie Valley High School (Aurora, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Duker, conductor) – 4 May 2019
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles) Thornton Wind Ensemble (Sharon Lavery, conductor) - 14 April 2019 (Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles) Thornton Wind Ensemble (Sharon Lavery, conductor) – 23 February 2019 (CBDNA 2019 National Conference, Tempe, Ariz.)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Winds (Matthew Morse, conductor) - 16 February 2019 (2019 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) - 22 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Jeff W. Ball, conductor) – 15 December 2018
  • Kent State (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Jesse Leyva, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 4 December 2018
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Jeff W. Ball, conductor) – 29 November 2018 (NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, N.Y.)
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 30 October 2018
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) - 28 October 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matthew Morse, conductor) – 10 October 2018
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Patricia Cornett, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Colorado (Denver) Wind Ensemble (David Kish, conductor) – 7 April 2018
  • Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School Wind Ensemble (Jason Noble, conductor) - 15 March 2018 (Carnegie Hall, N.Y.)
  • University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble (Sharon Lavery, conductor) - 30 September 2012 *Wind band transcription premiere performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Mills, Alan W. "Downey Overture." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 734-742. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Oscar Navarro website