Sinfonetta (Sinfonía de Vino y Aceite de Magallon)

Medium: Concert Band/ Wind Ensemble

Sinfonietta (alternate title “Sinfonia de Vino y Aceite de Magallon”) is a composition for concert band that can be played by any band whether it has 100 players or 30 players. It is at grade 3 level of difficulty and has several substitute parts for ensembles that may not have complete instrumentation. Although the scoring includes piccolo, oboes, bassoons, and French horns, these instruments are not needed to command a good performance. Sinfonietta adheres to classical forms of symphonies by composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The forms are very clear so the players of the band can learn this important history. The first movement is in standard Sonata Allegro form. The second movement is in A B A form and features a solo trumpet. The third movement is in a Rondo form (A B A C A) with three distinct themes. Instrumentation is Piccolo (Optional), 2 Flutes. 2 Oboes (Optional), 2 Bassoons (Optional), 3 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone (Optional), 3 Trumpets, 4 Horns (Optional), 3 Trombones, Euphonium (Optional), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (3 – 5 players – bass drum, triangle, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, chimes, orchestra bells, vibraphone) Double bass


25-Feb-19 by Banda de Sociedad Artistico de Magallón

Commissioned by

Magallón, Spain, Victor Manuel Chueca Rodriguez, Mayor


the American Prize 2022 Band Music Composition Semi Finalist