Legend of Maracaibo, The

From Wind Repertory Project
The Legend of Maracaibo CD Cover

José Alberto Pina

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 10:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Ed.
Cost: complete € 157. 49; score € 31.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe 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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Percussion (4 players, including:)

  • Agogo Cowbell
  • Barchimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castagnets
  • Cymbals (pair)
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Jawbone
  • Low Drum
  • Marimba
  • Mark tree
  • Shaker
  • Shèkere
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (ride, crash)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Block
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The legend of Santo Cristo de Maracaibo began nearly 308 years. This beautiful galleon came to America with other ships in a fleet commanded by Admiral and General Manuel de Velasco y Tejada to the Ria de Vigo (Spain). His French escort had recommended be protected at the approach of an enemy fleet from England and the United Provinces (germ of the present Netherlands). They had "smelled" the colonial silver and gold that filled the bowels of the ships were on the prowl. The two fleets engaged in combat on November 5, 1702, just after the close of Rande which gave name to the battle. He also served for Julio Verne located on the Galician coast in supplying gold Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The fight was decanted early English and Dutch side, which caused 4,000 dead and wounded French and Spanish. The troops of Admiral George Rooke and Philips will Almonde were left with almost all the treasure (some could be saved before). The victors divided the load between the healthy and boats filled the Holy Christ, as was the galleon with greater capacity. However, ignorance of the area by the master caused parts at low tide, but the ship could not go back and plunged full of riches.

-Program Notes by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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