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La Moto

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Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos (arr. David Wacyk)

This is a flexible instrumentation version of the first movement of Three Latin American Dances

Subtitle: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1, High Woodwinds

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 2, Mid-High Instruments

  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3, High Brass

  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4, Low Woodwinds and Low Brass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Police Whistle
  • Rainstick
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

La Moto (the motorcycle), is my take on the busy streets of the Dominican Republic, heavily overtaken by the fast-moving and dangerous motorcycles. The fast-moving melodic lines represent different vehicles, zooming through traffic, honking their horns, and living life on the edge.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

All four parts are divided at times, creating horn-like sounds (traffic). Ideally, parts 1,2, and 4 have at least 2 players, and part 3 has at least 3 players. Otherwise, players may choose their line.

If the suggested instrumentation will not work for your situation, feel free to be creative. Fully adaptable parts have been included.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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