La Fiesta Mexicana (A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band). Composed by H. Owen Reed. Concert Band. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Belwin Classic Band. Latin; Multicultural. Grade 5. Conductor Score & Parts. 520 pages. Duration 21:58. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BDM03027).
Following a year of studying Mexican folk music, Reed created this work which is subtitled A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band. Set in three contrasting movements, the entire work musically portrays a religious festival. The variety of textures is evident from the beginning of the first movement entitled "Prelude and Aztec Dance." The second movement, "Mass," is more somber and reflective. "Carnival," the last movement, is joyous and invigorating. A hearty time-honored work. (21:58) This title is available in SmartMusic.
List/syllabus: TX UIL PML: Band, Winds, Perc; Georgia Band 2010-11; Ohio MEA 2011.