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Dos Danzas
for Concert Band (2010)

  1. Tangential Tango
  2. Gallo Fino
Andrea Reinkemeyer (Ann Arbor, Michigan - 2010)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Miller Asbill and the Texas Tech University Concert Band
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Instrumentation:

Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari. Sax / 3 Bb Trumpets, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass (Optional) / Timpani (+ Suspended Cymbal), 5 Percussion*, Piano
*Percussion: 1. Xylophone, 2. Vibraphone/Marimba (4.3), 3. Bongos, Claves
4. Congas, Tambourine, Triangle, 5. Bass Drum, China Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle

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Dos Danzas (2010) for Concert Band was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, Miller Asbill and The Texas Tech University Concert Band who premiered the work on April 25, 2010 at Hemmle Recital Hall, Lubbock, Texas. As if emerging from a fog, the first movement, Tangential Tango, is a sultry bitonal dance utilizing long melodic lines against a pulsing tango rhythm. The two keys are attracted to one another, yet gently push apart like magnets of the same polarity. The second movement, Gallo Fino, translates from Spanish as “fine rooster;” in the colloquial, however, it also refers to an overly confident, finely dressed man. The uneven time signature supports the imagery of a strutting rooster preened to impress. Many thanks to Miller Asbill, the music students at Texas Tech University, and Brian Amer for their artistic support.

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Performances:

Premiere:

Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 3:00 p.m.
Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)
Texas Tech Concert Band
Miller Asbill, conductor

Performance:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8:00 p.m
Hill Auditorium
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Rodney Dorsey, conductor. The Concet Band concludes the semester by featuring works of several exciting American composers. Vincent Persichetti's Sixth Symphony and Michigan graduate Andrea Reinkemeyer's Dos Danzas anchor this colorful program.

PROGRAM: Rimsky-Korsakov, Procession of the Nobles; Reinkemeyer, Dos Danzas for Concert Band; Wilson, Day Dreams; Persichetti, Symphony No. 6; J.S. Bach, My Jesus, Oh What Anguish; Nixon, Fiesta Del Pacifico.

Free - no tickets required

University of Michigan Concert Band
Rodney Dorsey, conductor

Performance: I. Tangential Tango

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:30 p.m
University of Oregon Spring Concert
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)

Tickets are available in advance from the Hult Center (541-682-5000) or the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363). More info!

The University Symphony Orchestra (David M. Jacobs, conductor) will perform two works with the University Singers (under the direction of Christopher Olin). The centerpiece repertoire for that collaboration will be Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite #2.

The Oregon Wind Ensemble (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) will perform repertoire including Joaquin Turina's "La Procesion del Rocio," Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium," Fisher Tull's "Concerto Grosso" (featuring the Oregon Brass Quintet), and two tangos, one each by Andrea Reinkemeyer and John Mackey.

Oregon Wind Ensemble
Rodney Dorsey, director

Performance:

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Larson Memorial Concert Hall, SDSU Performing Arts Center
South Dakota State University (Brookings)
South Dakota State University Wind Symphony
Jacob Wallace, conductor
The South Dakota State University Wind Symphony presents its first concert of the 2016-2017 season: FIESTA! This performance, which features music of and inspired by Latin America is a fundraiser concert to support the Wind Symphony's March 2017 tour to Chicago to perform at the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival. All proceeds will go directly to students' travel expenses for the tour.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (children 5 and under are free). A silent auction with light refreshments will begin at 6:00PM, and the concert starts at 7:30PM. Advance tickets are available from any Wind Symphony member, or by calling the Department of Music at 605-688-5187. Tickets will also be available at the event.

We hope to see you there for a fun evening of music making supporting a good cause!

PROGRAM
Clifton Williams – Symphonic Dance no. 3, "Fiesta"
Andrea Reinkemeyer – Dos Danzas
Arturo Márquez (trans. Boysen, Jr.) – Danzon no. 2
Jaime Texidor (arr. Winter) – Amparito Roca
H. Owen Reed – La Fiesta Mexicana

Performance:

Friday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference
Western Michigan University
Conference Schedule
Western Michigan Symphonic Band
Scott Boerma, Director of Bands