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Ballad for Peace

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Frank Erickson

Frank Erickson

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Frank Erickson Publications, through Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score - $8.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The word "peace has many connotations: "a state of tranquility or quiet, freedom from war and harmony among neighbors", and more personally, "freedom from disquieting thoughts and emotions". This piece was written in an attempt to express ideas such as these. The form is similar to the composer's earlier Balladair (AABCAA) with a modulation leading to a final extended statement of the opening melody, serving as a codetta.

-Notes taken from score

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