Estrellita (arr. Walters)

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Manuel Ponce

Manual Ponce (arr. Harold L. Walters)

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

General Info

Year: 1912 / 1953
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Publisher: Rubank
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornets I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV<be /> Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Metropolitan Winds (Plano, Tx.) (Frank Felice, conductor) - 4 March 2023
  • Woodside (Calif.) Village Band (Yessica Gallagher, conductor) - 11 June 2022

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