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Beguine for Band

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Glenn Osser

Glenn Osser

General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Educational Music Service
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion area, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Horn or Alto in E-flat I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In one of his earliest and most popular works, Osser has successfully organized the characteristic beguine rhythm for concert band. The beguine originated as a popular dance of the West Indies.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Sacramento (Calif.) Concert Band (Grant Psrker, conductor) - 5 June 2022
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, Calif.) (Tom Cole, conductor) – 22 August 2021
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 8 August 2021
  • Encore Concert Band (Orland Park, Ill) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) - 6 September 2020
  • Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony (Kenneth P. Soper, conductor) – 10 March 2019
  • Genesee Wind Ensemble (Oakfield, Mich.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 2 September 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 14 August 2018
  • Belleville (Ill.) Community Band (Jackie Siddle, conductor) – 17 May 2017
  • Foothill Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 12 March 2017
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor) – 8 November 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Osser, G. (1954). Beguine for Band [score]. Educational Music Service: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 462