Alice Gomez writes “El Huapango Guango” was initially inspired by the popular orchestral classic, “Huapango” by Jose Pablo Moncayo. In south Texas the Spanish word “guango” (pronounced “wongo”) is slang for describing something that is loose or wobbly. Although my huapango begins with traditional Mexican rhythms and harmonies, it rapidly takes many twists and turns through a harmonic vortex causing it to stray from the familiar huapango style. “El Huapango Guango” is my attempt to create a new style of this musical genre for the 21stcentury.
parts included: Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba