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Mambo Furioso

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Brant Karrick

Brant Karrick

General Info

Year: 2001 / 2006
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: JPM Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
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-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Timbales
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On May 30, 2000, the world lost the singularly greatest Latin jazz artist/percussionist, Tito Puente. Often called "The Mambo King," "the King of Latin Jazz," and "El Rey del Timbal," his pounding mambo rhythm made time throb, pulsate, swivel, shake, crossing over from El Barrio in Harlem to the Palladium, to the airwaves of America.

Although not intended to be programmatic, Mambo Furioso attempts to reflect the excitement and spirit of Puente's music as well as the sorrow at losing such a legend whose career spanned over half of a century.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Tennessee: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 4 October 2019
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 2 October 2018
  • Diablo Wind Symphony (Concord, Calif.) - 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Karrick, B. (2001). Mambo Furioso [score]. JPM Music Publications: Festus, Mo.
  • Perusal score