Cubano by Jeff Smallman
Includes score and parts
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.