Concertstück in Eb for Clarinet and Military Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (adapt. Frederick Piket)

General Info

Year: 1878 / 1981
Duration: c. 8:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Belwin Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


Full Score
Solo B-flat Clarinet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Of his works for band, Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov wrote in Annals of My Musical Life, “During the years 1876-1877, I composed, sort of by the way, variations for oboe based on Glinka’s song What, Young Beauty, and a concerto for trombone, both of these accompanied by military band. These compositions were performed at the Kronstadt concerts under my direction. These works were written, first of all, to present something different and, secondly, to help me master the unfamiliar virtuoso style, with its solo, tutti, cadenzas, and so forth. The Finale of the trombone concerto was not half bad, and was effectively orchestrated.

My third and last composition in this category was Concertstück for Clarinet and Military Band, but it was not performed at the Kronstadt concert because I did not like the heavy accompaniment at the rehearsal.”

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lynn Conservatory of Music (Boca Raton, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor; Cameron Hewes, clarinet)– 14 January 2017
  • Dallas (Tex.) Wind Symphony (Howard Dunn, conductor) - 18 August 1985 *Inaugural Concert*

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