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Francisco Cavez (arr. Floyd Werle)

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General Info

Year: 1953
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Latin Orchestra
Publisher: Mills Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Condensed Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (2 players, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fransisco Cavez heralded the arrival of the Latin craze in American band music with this sizzler from the early 1950s. This fascinating, percussion-laden style, which hit the United States just as World War II was beginning, produced endless numbers for the hit parade. But after the dances had cooled, the great and infinitely varied Latin percussion instruments had moved in to stay

- Program Note from liner notes of Mark Records' Western Kentucky University Wind Ensemble CD Live from the Hill

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