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Floyd Werle

Floyd Werle

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General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos (2) (or Timbales)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

American Holiday is based upon three contrasting themes. The first, heard at the outset, is characterized by a dotted rhythm and cross-metrical phrases. The second, which appears at m. 56, features syncopation. The third theme is a long, lyrical melody which is first presented by a solo flute in m. 105.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Floyd Werle." Accessed 2 November 2014.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 631-632.
  • Werle, F. (1983). American Holiday: An Overture for Winds [score]. Ludwig Publishing: Cleveland, Ohio.