Over the Waves Waltz

From Wind Repertory Project
Juventino Rosas

Juventino Rosas (arr. Robert Longfield)

Subtitle: Sobre las Olas

General Info

Year: 1888 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mexican composer Juventino Rosas composed one of the most famous “Viennese” waltzes, Sobre Las Olas (also known as Over the Waves.) This arrangement, abridged from the original score, places this classic within reach of your ensemble, and treats your audience to one of the most well-known and beloved melodies.

- Program Note from publisher

The waltz Sobre las olas (Over the Waves) is the best-known work of Mexican composer Juventino Rosas (1868–1894). It "remains one of the most famous Latin American pieces worldwide", according to the "Latin America" article in The Oxford Companion to Music.

It was first published by Rosas in 1888. It remains popular as a classic waltz, and has also found its way into New Orleans Jazz and Tejano music.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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