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
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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

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



In Score and Parts:

  • Euphonium, m.114: C should be on beat one (not on offbeat)

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 composer



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Cleveland State University (Ohio) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Carolyn Barber, conductor) - 19 November 2023
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) Wind Symphony (Emily Moss, conductor) - 20 September 2023
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 28 March 2023
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Wind Symphony (Robert Schwartz, conductor) - 7 March 2023
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Concert Band (Cory Near, conductor) - 26 February 2023
  • Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Symphonic Band (Caroline Beatty, conductor) – 11 February 2023 (2023 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Tempe (Ariz.) Winds (Steve Meyer, conductor) - 31 January 2023
  • Spring ISD (Houston, Tx.) Alumni Band (Trent Cooper, conductor) - 22 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Andy Collingsworth, conductor) - 11 December 2022
  • New York University Wind Symphony (Jason Noble, conductor) - 10 December 2022
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (Shayna Stahl, conductor) - 18 September 2022
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 14 April 2022
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor) – 7 April 2022 (CBDNA 2022 North Central Conference, Madison, Wisc.)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Symphonic Winds (Jason Missal, conductor) - 24 February 2022
  • Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Symphonic Band (Emily Threinen, conductor) - 12 February 2022 (2022 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Northern California Band Association All-Northern Honor Bands (Matthew Morse, conductor) - 16 January 2022
  • University of Delaware Wind Ensemble (William L. Lake, Jr., guest conductor) - 7 December 2021
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Symphony (Stephen Peterson, conductor) - 3 December 2021
  • Texas State University (San Marcos) Wind Symphony (Caroline Beatty, conductor) - 1 October 2021
  • 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.
  • Navarro, O. [2015]. "Downey Overture": Overture for Symphony Orchestra: Transcription for Wind Band [score]. Oscar Navarro Music: Spain.
  • Oscar Navarro website