Story of the Five Joaquins (Mariachi for band)

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The theme of this piece is the history of old Southern California. Joaquin Murieta was a real person who is said to be the inspiration for the Zorro stories, although to the Anglos of the California Gold Rush, he was nothing more than a brigand and horse thief. Murieta became the leader of a band of outlaws, all of whom were named Joaquin.

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In addition to the parts listed, additional parts for alto clarinet, E-flat alto horns, or any other wind instrument are available for free, upon request, in PDF form or any other format you wish.


Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
6 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Latin music

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