Concert Band - Grade 5
Composed by Ignacio Cervantes. Arranged by John R. Bourgeois. Concert Band Grade 4 & Up. Bourgeois Series. Concert, Contest. Concert, Contest. Score and parts. Wingert-Jones Publications #3017651. Published by Wingert-Jones Publications (WJ.3017651).
UPC: 822424038410. 9 x 12 inches.
Ignacio Cervantes (1847 - 1905) was a Cuban pianist and composer who achieved fame and recognition in his native country. Cervantes is best known for his considerable influence in blending various aspects of creole musical culture with that of Cuban music for a totally unique and appealing sound tableau. Four of Cervantes' colorful dances are included in this brilliant setting for wind band. They are Danzas Nos. 1 and 2, the melancholy Soledad, the lively Picatazos, and a reprise of Soledad. In May of 2017 Colonel Bourgeois will premiere this arrangement when he directs Cuban musicians from the National Band in Havana and American musicians from four leading American universities in the inaugural Cuba/U.S Wind Band Symposium.