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Ritmos de la Tierra

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Victoriano Valencia

Victoriano Valencia

Subtitle: 10 obras para banda

General Info

Year: 2013
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Victoriano Valencia
Cost: Score and Parts - 300,000 Colombian pesos ($105.00)

Movements (order may vary)

1. Huayno (Perú / Bolivia) - 3:05
2. Plena (Puerto Rico) - 3:28
3. Porro (Colombia) - 4:26
4. Danzón (Cuba) - 3:15
5. Pajarillo (Venezuela / Colombia) - 2:30
6. Soca (Antillas) - 3:35
7. Tango (Argentina) - 4:15
8. Bambuco (Colombia) - 3:28
9. Raspa - 3:00
10. Chandé


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From Victoriano Valencia comes a collection titled Ritmos de la Tierra (Rhythms of the Earth). The collection comprises ten pieces based on Colombian and other Latin American dance patterns. By selecting these musical genres, the composer intends to explore different sections of the band to highlight their particular sonority. Raspa calls to mind a celebration in a Colombian town, where traditional band music is performed and danced at almost every local festivity. The piece recalls different styles of tropical music well-known and much loved by Colombians. Porro is a genre from the Colombian Caribbean coast, which also boasts the same cheerful character, but also brings to mind the atmosphere of charming parties at elegant ballrooms held in Cartagena and Barranquilla around the 1950s. At some point during the piece, there is a place for solo improvising, a common practice in porro performance.

- Program Note by the Javeriana University Symphonic Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Valencia Rincon, V.; Marin Grisales, C.; Banda Municipal de Manizales (2013). Ritmos de la tierra : 10 obras para banda [score]. Scoremusical: Manizales.