Mangulina (Basler)

From Wind Repertory Project

Paul Basler

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells (or Chimes)
  • Whip
  • Whistle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mangulina is based on traditional dance rhythms from the Dominican Republic. The piece conjures up images of frenzied dancing, a “primordial” jumping up and down and stomping on the earth, sending wishes and dreams towards the heavens.

Mangulina was commissioned in 2001 by Daniel J. Schmidt and the Mars Hill College Wind Symphony, John T. West and the Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble, Richard Clary and the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble, and William A. Gora and the Appalachian State University Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note by the California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band concert program, 4 December 2014

A mangulina is a popular spirited southern dance from of Spanish origin characterized as being full of vivacity and grace.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Matthew Morse, conductor) - 8 October 2023
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Symphonic Band (Stuart Ivey, conductor) - 21 April 2023
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Group I (Darren Allen, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony Group I (Darren Allen, conductor) – 3 December 2021 (Severance Music Center, Cleveland)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Wind Symphony (Robert Schwartz, conductor) - 16 November 2021
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson University Band (Emily Eng, conductor) – 19 February 2020
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) – 3 December 2019
  • Marywood University (Scranton, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (F. David Romines, conductor) - 10 November 2019
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Tuesday/Thursday Concert Band (Archie G. Birkner, IV, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 27 February 2019
  • Manhattan (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Sarah Quiroz, conductor) – 15 March 2018
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony Band (Stephanie Caulder, conductor) – 2 November 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Ryan M. Yahl, conductor) – 28 March 2017
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Wind Ensemble (David Waybright, conductor) – 10 November 2016
  • Northshore Concert Band (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 19 June 2016
  • Northshore Concert Band (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 12 June 2016
  • University of Iowa Concert Band (Joe Cernuto, conductor) - 8 October 2015
  • California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band (Jermie Arnold, conductor) - 4 December 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • McCallum, Wendy. "Mangulina." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 515-522. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.