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Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto 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
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum (or Marching Snare)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I was approached by friends of Chris Moura, director of bands at Oak Grove High School. These consortium members told me the story of the incredibly influential couple, Chris and Teresa. They have dedicated their lives to dance and music education. Unfortunately, Teresa passed away after a brave battle with cancer. Her light shines on! This work was commissioned to celebrate her life and her giant positive impact she has left behind with her two children, her husband, and her community.

The work begins with an off-stage trumpet solo, Mr. Moura’s main instrument. After a beautiful call to his wife, the work evolves into a celebration of Teresa’s life. If you listen closely, you can even here a short homage to the UCLA fight song (where Chris and Teresa fell in love).

- Program Note by composer

For the Moura family, in loving memory of Teresa.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Giovanni Santos website Accessed 20 May 2019
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 465.