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Aires Tropicales


  • Interesting, worth a look
  • Worth the high price tag

Our Description

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. “...Aires Tropicales was the concluding work and the most spectacularly successful.” The Washington Post

Difficulty guide: 8-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Alborado
  • Son
  • Habanera
  • Vals Venezolano
  • Dizzyness (to Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Contradanza
  • Afro

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute Piccolo Alto Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe Cor Anglais
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: French Horn
  • Part 5: Bassoon
Category: Music for Wind Quintet
Publisher: International Opus
Publisher's reference: WW5-9630
Our Stock Code: 974974
Media Type: Paperback