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Concertino for Tuba and Band (Bencriscutto)

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Frank Bencriscutto

Frank Bencriscutto

General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Solo Tuba
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Percussion, including:

  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece was written and dedicated to Stanford Freese. Freese later performed this with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble on a well-received tour to the USSR in 1969.

This one movement work is somewhat technical. The metronome marking for the solo is half note equals 120 to 168. The work may require multiple tonguing in the faster sections. Several challenges exist, but the melodic lines are easy to follow and the structural points are obvious. The form of the work is A-B-A with the B section providing a slower legato contrast to the A section. It is primarily diatonic in nature, focusing on the first five notes of the E-flat scale. One of the challenges for students is navigating the two extended cadenzas, which include a great deal of musical development.

- Program Note adapted from liner notes for Mark Masters CD Kelly Thomas: Appetizers


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Bencriscutto, F. (1971). Concertino for Tuba and Band [score]. Templeton Pub.: [s.l.].