Feira de Maio

From Wind Repertory Project
Nelson Jesus

Nelson Jesus

Subtitle: Concert Pasodoble, Opus 14

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 7:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
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
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This concert pasodoble makes reference to the centuries-old Feira de Maio, “the most authentic of Ribatejo”. This takes place in the village of Azambuja, north of the district of Lisbon. As I am Ribatejano and having grown up in this county, the coexistence with the taurine tradition and culture is an integral part of my person.

A very energetic and virtuous piece, which highlights the extensive alto saxophone solo which, out of curiosity, was written on the day of the saxophone, the anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, its inventor.

- Program Note by composer


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None discovered thus far.


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