Concertino (Williams)

From Wind Repertory Project
Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams

Subtitle: For Percussion and Band

General Info

Year: 1960
Duration: c. 16:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music Publications Inc
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

William F. Ludwig, Sr., who commissioned the writing of the Concertino, has carried on an endless campaign to raise the standards of percussion performance and to create an understanding of and appreciation for the art of drumming. He is an outstanding professional musician, teacher, clinician, author, and manufacturer. He pioneered the educational clinic program by giving the first industry-sponsored clinic in 1927, and for the past half century has been active in the development of school bands and orchestras.

- Program Note from score

The composition is demanding of high performance from the percussion section as can well be heard in the cadenza in the middle of the piece. Each member of the percussion section must be capable of performing on several different instruments. Instruments calls for are: timpani, snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, tom-toms, small cymbal, crash cymbals, suspended cymbals, triangles, bells, chimes and gong.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • Tennessee: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 9 March 2018
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Concert Band (Dustin Jones, conductor) – 30 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 646.
  • Williams, C. (1960). Concertino: For Percussion and Band [score]. Summy-Birchard Co.: Evanston, Ill.