El Gato Montes


Paso Doble Torero
Composer: Penella, Manuel
Arranger: R. Stevens
Ensemble: Sax Quintet or Quartet
Format: Score (4pp) and parts
Length: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Grade 3 (Moderate)

El Gato Montes, Paso Doble Torero, 1916

Manuel Penella (1880-1939)

Saxophone Quartet or Saxophone Quintet

El Gato Montes by Manuel Penella arranged for Saxophone Quartet or Quintet. Spanish composer Manuel Penella wrote many works for the theater including opera and zarzuela. His best known work is the paso doble El Gato Montes or “The Bobcat” from the 1916 opera of the same name. Your audience will be shouting “OLE” and throwing their hats into the air when you play this lively paso doble!

This transcription is for saxophone quartet (S/AATB) or quintet (S/AAATB). It is scored to allow some flexibility in your ensemble. A soprano sax part is included as an alternate for the alto 1 part. The alto 3 saxophone part may be omitted if playing as a quartet.

  • The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
  • Audio and score excerpts are available above.
  • Registered users can download a complete sample score and full length audio file of El Gato Montes on the ‘Samples’ tab.

El Gato Montes Paso Doble for Saxophone Quartet or Quintet



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