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Fiesta! (Sparke)

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 7:09
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $145.00   |   Score Only - $28.25


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Clashed Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


In Parts:

  • Euphonium T.C., m. 227: The E on beat 3 should be a D

Program Notes

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. It was first performed by them in October 1996, conducted by their Commander/Conductor Colonel Jack H. Grogran, Jr.

As the title suggests, it is a celebratory piece which opens with a broad, confident theme played by horns and saxes. The rest of the brass join in, adding theme of their own until the woodwinds take centre stage with a delicate second subject. A short bridge passage leads to a legato central theme, again played by the woodwinds. A second bridge passage leads to an expressive Andante section, but it's not long before the opening material reappears. The legato theme is this time taken up by the whole band until a short coda brings the piece to a close.

- Program Note by score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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