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Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos


Subtitle: Taken from Blue Dances


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 2

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 3

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Piano
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Temple Block
  • Triangle

Players clapping


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This piece was inspired by the melodies of an earlier work of mine, Blue Dances. I was asked to arrange Blue Dances for an adaptable ensemble. I decided to arrange, adding several new surprises, including a new introduction.

Blue Dances is a work for wind ensemble dedicated to the beautiful people and island of Puerto Rico. After the devastating hurricane (Maria), I felt a need to give back in some way. My connection to Puerto Rico is deep. I had the privilege of living there for over nine years as a young boy. When the island suffers, I suffer. When the island celebrates, I celebrate. Composing Blue Dances was an act of love. The Latin melodies throughout the piece represent a positive outlook towards the future of this island. The people of Puerto Rico are resilient, strong, positive, and always loving. These beautiful sentiments are what I hope I was able to have Blue Dances represent.


- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

Percussion parts are assigned but can be adjusted to the conductor's preference or availability.


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Brent Echols, conductor) - 23 April 2021


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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