Composer
SMALLMAN
Title
Cubano
Instrumentation
interchangeable 5-part woodwind ensemble
Publisher
Eighth Note Publications
Grade
2+
Product Code
31E19WWE2859
Jeff Smallman duration 2:00 Part 1. flute (or oboe or clarinet) Part 2. flute (or oboe or clarinet Part 3. clarinet (or alto sax) Part 4. alto sax (or tenor sax or F horn) Part 5. bass clarinet (or bassoon or baritone sax)

Cubano is a fun piece filled with energy. As the name implies, this work uses rhythms similar to those found in Cuban music, and throughout the islands. The bass part provides a steady driving bass line while the four upper parts provide the rhythmic diversity. Cubano is in the form of an extended rondo, ABACABA. As with this composer's other works, when a section is repeated, it is given a different treatment. Beginning fairly simply, the work becomes more complex rhythmically and polyphonically as it near its conclusion. Ensemble can be played as follows: part 1-flute,oboe,clarinet; part 2-flute,oboe,clarinet; part 3-clarinet,alto sax; part 4-alto sax,tenor sax,F horn; part 5-bass clarinet,bassoon,baritone sax.