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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: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion area, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Cornets I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • 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


Resources

  • 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