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Suite No 2 for Band

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Victoriano Valencia

Victoriano Valencia

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This work is also known as Suite Colombiana No. 2.

General Info

Year: 2007 / 2010
Duration: c. 18:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


1. Cantadoras – 7:20
2. Bambuco - 3:15
3. Cumbiamba - 3:35
4. Pregón - 4:40


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Program Notes

Take a musical trip through Colombia with this four movement work. Each movement features music of different regions including the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and the Andes mountains. This work can be performed as a suite or in any combination of single or multiple movements.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Suite No. 2 was commissioned in 2007 by the Symphonic Band of Sabaneta – Antioquia, for its participation in the International Band Competition City of Valencia, Spain. It was part of the Latin American-Music-Project collection of the former Ludwig Masters publishing house in the USA.

The cultural richness shown in the diversity of singing in the different regions of Colombia becomes an impulse and expressive intention in Suite No. 2 for Band. Just as the Andes submerge in the Caribbean, transforming its summits into the joyful party of the tropics, the Colombian-Venezuelan plains jump over the mountain chain and dialogue with the Afro-American Pacific.

The four movements of Suite No. 2 reflect the sounds, rhythms and rich cultural heritage of the northern and eastern regions of Colombia. In movement 1 (Cantadoras) we encounter a funeral procession, with music designed to comfort the family of the deceased through chant-like song and drumbeats recalling their African ancestors. Movement 2 (Bambuco) is a folk music form that is popular in Colombian national dance, traceable back to the colonial period, associated with festivals celebrating Colombian heritage. Movement 3 (Cumbiamba) is a musical style that originated in Colombia’s Caribbean region during the period of Spanish colonization. The title Pregón in movement 4 is a Spanish word meaning announcement or proclamation. This fusion of styles bearing roots from Spain, Africa and South America is emblematic of music and life in Colombia.

- Program Notes adapted from Glenn Price


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