Composer
D'RIVERA
Title
Aires Tropicales
Instrumentation
flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon
Publisher
International Opus
Grade
3
Product Code
33I050000009
Woodwind Quintet

Aires Tropicales
Composed by Paquito D'Rivera
For Woodwind Quintet
Published by International Opus
Includes score and parts
Duration: 24 minutes

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling on Piccolo with optional Alto Flute), Oboe (doubling on English Horn), Bb Clarinet, Horn in F, and Bassoon

Currently in the repertoire of quintets worldwide, this exciting recital piece’s individual movements also work well for jobs and educational concerts. The seven movements are: Alborada, a slow introduction, Son with an ostinato Latin bass line, Habanera, similar to Ravel, Vals Venezolano, a lively Venezuelan waltz, Dizzyness, an homage to Dizzy Gillespie, Contredanza, an upbeat Cuban dance, and Afro, a rhythmic 6/8 dance over an African ostinato. Doubling on piccolo and English horn.

I. Alborada
II. Son
III. Habanera
IV. Vals Venezolano
V. Dizzyness
VI. Contradanza
VII. Afro
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