El Gato Montés

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Manuel Penella

Manuel Penella (arr. Shelley Hanson)

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The title of this work translates from the Spanish as "The Wildcat."

General Info

Year: 1916 / 2014
Duration: c. 3:38
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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Program Notes

In a famous moment from Manuel Penella's 1916 opera El Gato Montés (“The Wildcat”), a matador sings exuberantly to his beloved young gypsy woman that he will fight the bulls for her. In this marvelous adaptation, Shelley Hanson combines the march melody from this scene along with another melody from the opera in creating a well-balanced and appealing work for the concert stage.

- Program Note from publisher


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  • University of Denver (Colo.) Lamont Wind Ensemble (Joseph Martin, conductor) - 15 November 2023
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Symphony Band (Erin Cooper, conductor) - 16 November 2021
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday University Band (Darin Olson, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Manhattan (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Sarah Fernandez, conductor) - 14 March 2019
  • Macalester College Wind Ensemble (Shelley Hanson, conductor) - April 9, 2017
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) - 1 May 2015

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