El Zape

From Wind Repertory Project
Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos

This is a flexible instrumentation version of the third movement of Three Latin American Dances

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 3

  • High Brass

Part 4

  • Low Woodwinds
  • Low Brass


  • Bass Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum

Players clapping


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work is taken, and arranged from the third movement of my Three Latin American Dances for wind ensemble. It's composed in the style of a Mexican huapango. A fun, dance-like party full of festive expression. This movement is dedicated to my wife's family.

- Program Note by composer

The phrase "El Zape" translates from Spanish as "the sap." It is also a village in the state of Durango, Mexico.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hood College (Frederick, Md.) Wind Ensemble (Brian Hinkley, conductor) - 25 April 2023
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Steven N. Kelly, conductor) - 14 April 2022
  • Mars Hill (N.C.) University Wind Symphony (Hunter Kopczynski, conductor) – 12 October 2021
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Concert Band (Keith Taylor, conductor) - 29 April 2021
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Symphonic Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 27 April 2021
  • William and Mary University (Williamsburg, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Richard C. Marcus, conductor) – 16 October 2020
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Wind Symphony Chamber Winds (Christine Lundahl, conductor) – 14 October 2020 *Premiere Performance*

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