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Concertino for Brass and Woodwind Quintets (Washburn)

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Robert B. Washburn

Robert Washburn

General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.25


1. Adagio – Allego Vivo – 3:57
2. Theme and Variants – 5:13


B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Concertino is a chamber work for 10 instruments: a woodwind quintet and a brass quintet. It was written in 1965 for Robert Washburn's colleagues at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam, N.Y. As the score says:

This work was commissioned by the Julia E. Crane Alumni Association of the State University College at Potsdam, New York, and first performed in January 1966, at the New York State School Music Association conference by the Crane Woodwind Quintet and the Crane Brass Quintet (Harry I. Phillips, John Schorge, Directors).

It is cast in two movements. The first begins with a languid theme passed between the two ensembles. This turns spritely in the allegro, a rondo which centers on a mixed meter dance treatment. The second is a theme and variations. The woodwinds get the first word, with an extended statement of the theme. The several variations follow, ranging from martial to pointilistic.

- Program Note from Wind Band Literature

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • New York: 47 06 WW+Other Instr Level VI


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