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Manuel Ponce

Manual Ponce (arr. Mayhew Lake)

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The title translates from the Spanish as "little star."

General Info

Year: 1912 / 1929
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and Piano
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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 Cornet Solo-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Manual Ponce composed his most famous work Estrellita (little star) in 1912. This is not a normal love song, as is usually thought, but "nostalgia viva" (living nostalgia). Ponce was also the first Mexican composer to project popular music onto the world stage: Estrellita has been part of the repertoire of the main orchestras of the world and countless singers.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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