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Fandango: For Solo Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony

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Joseph Turrin

Joseph Turrin

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $140.00   |   Score Only - $40.00


Full Score
Solo Trombone
Solo Trumpet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanet
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bell
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written on commission in 2000 for the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony for Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi, this six-minute piece explores the rhythmic, melodic and syncopated elements of the Spanish fandango dance form (a lively dance in triple time for two dancers).

The work divides itself into three sections: The first is a combination of lively melodic and articulated interplay between the trumpet, trombone and wind symphony. There is a stately chorale in the woodwinds that opens section two. The trombone adds itself to this material, culminating in a short cadenza leading into the third section. Section three is a basic recap of the opening material, but this time the soloists work the themes into a canon. There is a brief return of the chorale, this time for full ensemble, and then a fast coda reiterating the work's various rhythmic elements.

- Program Note by composer

Fandango (2002) was conceived in 1999. Turrin had two special soloists in mind, Phil Smith and Joseph Alessi, the principal trumpet (at that time) and principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic.

Traditionally a Spanish couple’s dance accompanied by guitar and castanets, this updated Fandango alternates soaring melodies with danceable rhythms, showcasing the trumpet and trombone as musical dance partners.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 February 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Joseph Turrin website Accessed 12 September 2021
  • Turrin, J. (1999). Fandango: For Solo Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony [score]. C. Alan: Greensboro, N.C.