En Un Lugar de la Mancha

From Wind Repertory Project
Ferrer Ferran

Ferrer Ferran

The title translates from Spanish as "In a Place in La Mancha."

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2006
Duration: c. 22:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ibermusica
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €429.90   |   Score Only (print) - €51.39


1. Cervantes – 5:20
2. Sancho Panza – 5:00
3. Don Quijote y Dulcinea del Toboso – 7:40
4. Rocinante – 4:35


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Flugelhorn I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (high)
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Mark Tree
  • Shakers
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In Argamasilla of Alba is found the “House of Medrano”, symbolic building that shelters a humble and rustic cave that the tradition identifies as the prison in which Miguel deCervantes conceived and began to bring to light his immortal Don Quijote. This ancient tradition went back to the same times of Cervantes who, in spite of his will of “not to recall” the spot of its protagonist, indirectly has fed it with the allusions to its own prison poured in the prologue.

The Quijote is the master work of Cervantes and one of the most admirable creations of the human spirit. It is a perfect caricature of the gentlemanly literature, and its two main personages, Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, embody the two types of the Spanish soul, the idealist and dreamer, who forgets the needs of the material life to run after inaccessible chimeras, and the positivist and practical one, although rather fatalistic. His rank of nobleman imposes on Don Quijote the obligation of enthroning in his heart a great lady in whose service he will be throughout his journeys. There being nothing in reality that requires the services of chivalry, our knight has no other service left than that of his mistress, the peerless Doña Dulcinea del Toboso.

Rocinante, the horse of Don Quijote, assumes a graphic attitude representing dignity, nobility, solidarity, and consequence.

This composition is dedicated to the band of the musical association "Maestro Martín Díaz" of Argamasilla de Alba and to its director Miguel Carlos Gómez Perona for their great pedagogical and cultural work, promoting what they do best, "good music", and to recall my wonderful stay with all of them, in the summer of 2003.

- Program Note by composer (translated)

Don Quixote is a Spanish epic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. Considered a founding work of Western literature, it is often labelled as the first modern novel and one of the greatest works ever written. Don Quixote is also one of the most-translated books in the world and one of the best-selling novels of all time.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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