Fandango Caliente

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens

Subtitle: Spirited Dance

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originating in the eighteenth century, the fandango is an animated couples dance in triple time. With bold melodic statements and strong rhythmic concentrations, Fandango Caliente (Spirited Dance) was inspired by the exotic namesake dance. By way of the highly spirited “caper” sections and the equally tender “interlude”, this intrepid work truly encapsulates the exuberance of the dance.

Commissioned by the Texas Music Educators Association Region 17 for the High School Honors Wind Ensemble, Fandango Caliente was premiered in January 2018 with the composer conducting.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Tennessee State University (Nashville) Wind Ensemble (Bruce Ayers, conductor) - 18 November 2021
  • Texas Music Educators Association Region 17 High School Honors Wind Ensemble (William Owens, conductor) - January 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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