Eb Soprano Clarinet, Bb Clarinet 1/2/3, Alto Clarinet (or 4th Bb), Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet (BBb or EEb)
Huapango Tapatio is an original piece by John Gibson for clarinet choir in the style of an energetic Mexican Mariachi song. The Huapango is characterized by its shifting rhythmic drive from 6/8 time in two and then in three. This composition centers on that exciting rhythm and includes common features such as a call and answer section played by soloists and then answered by the group. The word tapatio refers to people in the Guadalajara area in Mexico and just happens to be the name of my favorite Mexican restaurant. The piece runs about 3 1/2 minutes. This purchase includes a score and parts: Eb Soprano Clarinet, Bb Clarinet 1-2-3, Alto Clarinet with an alternate 4th Bb clarinet part, Bass Clarinet, BBb Contrabass/EEb Contralto. This piece in its flute choir version won an Honorable Mention in the 2016 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition .