Espana Rhapsody

From Wind Repertory Project
Emmanuel Chabrier

Emmanuel Chabrier (trans. and ed. Oliver)

General Info

Year: 1883 / 2016
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Ayotte Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $157.99; (digital) - $126.99   |   Score Only (print) - $19.99


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

España, a rhapsody for orchestra, is arguably the most famous orchestral composition by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894). He composed it in 1883 after a trip to Spain and dedicated it to the conductor Charles Lamoureux, who conducted the first public performance on 4 November 1883.

- Program Note from publisher

Chabrier’s España inaugurated the vogue for hispanically-flavoured music which found further expression in Debussy’s Ibéria and Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Erik Satie parodied this trend in his piano piece Españaña from the suite Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (1913).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) - 29 July 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 5 November 2017

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