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El Camino Real (arr Longfield)

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed (arr. Robert Longfield)


Subtitle: A Latin Fantasy


General Info

Year: 1985 / 2013
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

El Camino Real (literally "The Royal Road" or "The King's Highway") was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, the 581st Air Force Band (AFRES) and its commander, Lt. Col. Ray E. Toler. Composed during the latter half of 1984 and completed in early '85, it bears the subtitle "A Latin Fantasy."

The music is based on a series of chord progressions common to countless generations of Spanish flamenco (and other) guitarists, whose fiery style and brilliant playing have captivated millions of music lovers throughout the world. These progressions and the resulting key relationships have become practically synonymous with what we feel to be the true Spanish idiom. Together with the folk melodies they have underscored, in part derived by a procedure known to musicians as the "melodizing of harmony," they have created a vast body of what most people would consider authentic Spanish music.

By shortening the duration and reducing the instrumentation and extreme technical demands, Robert Longfield has masterfully adapted this gem into an authentic sounding edition for younger players.

- Program Note by Alfred Reed and publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • South Carolina: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A.; Longfield, R. (2013). El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy [score]. Piedmont Music Co.; [s.l.].