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Silvestre Revueltas

Silvestre Revueltas (arr. Erich Kleiber; trans. José Serebrier)

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General Info

Year: 1935 / 1946 / 2003
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Peer Music Classical
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $19.95;


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Program Notes

Conductor, composer, and transcriber José Serebrier writes:

Silvestre Revueltas composed the music to ten Mexican films, the first of which was a documentary called Redes (Nets). The film was a moving social commentary on the economic victimization of poor Mexican fisherman in the 1930s. It was co-directed by Emilio Gomez Muriel and by the Austrian Fred Zinnemann, who later rose to fame in Hollywood as the director of the classic films High Noon and From Here to Eternity. In 1946, the great conductor Erich Kleiber made a symphonic suite based on the music from Redes.

I became intimately familiar with this music through Kleiber’s compilation, and performed it throughout the world. There is a brief but striking passage toward the end of the first part of the suite that in the film accompanies a scene in which the desperate fishermen make a large catch after an extended period of netting very few fish. I extracted this colorful music from the suite and expanded it to create an independent piece for wind band, my first foray into the medium, and titled it Mexican Dance.

- Program Note from Kent Wind Ensemble concert program, 22 February 2018

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Revueltas, S.; Serebrier, J. (2003). Mexican Dance: For Concert Band [score]. Peermusic Classical: Hamburg.