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Vistas de España

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Robert J. Dvorak

Robert J. Dvorak

General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Celesta
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Vistas de España is a collection of tunes that draw from melodies of Spanish folksongs and dance music. The composer embellishes and develops contrasting rhythms and melodies to dramatize the undeniably romantic and haunting qualities of music that can only have originated in Spain.

This work was commissioned by Christopher Izzo, conductor of the Western Illinois University Concert Band, Macomb, Illinois in 1971. At that time, he was interested in new vistas for his students to explore. Simultaneously, Robert J. Dvorak was considering an orchestra piece on Spanish themes, for even as a lad, he had fallen in love with the music of Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla. So, with Izzo's request, Dvorak decided to challenge the world of band music with a piece that called upon woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments to emulate the traditional string instruments of the Spanish culture in producing sounds which would emulate the magic Spanish symphonic sounds we've known.

Program Note from score

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