Cuban Overture

Classical, Jazz, Latin, World/Ethnic
Holiday in Havana with George!
Gershwin, G
S/Sno . SAATTBB (+opt. A3, T3, Bs, 4x Perc.)
8 minutes



This rich tone-poem was composed by Gershwin following a two-week holiday in Havana in 1932.  It’s combination of Caribbean and Cuban rhythms make this an exciting and sophisticated work.
This arrangement was originally written for and premiered by the National Saxophone Choir. The percussion parts are optional, but clearly preferable!

Please note: this arrangement is an abridged version of George Gershwin’s original symphony orchestra score.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Soprano Saxophone 1 (alternative to Sopranino Saxophone)
Soprano Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2

Alternative & optional parts
Sopranino Saxophone (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 3 (optional)
Tenor Saxophone 3 (optional)
Bass Saxophone (optional)
Snare Drum (optional)
Bass Drum (optional)
Cymbals (optional)
Cabasa (optional)

“Cuban Overture” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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