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Don Gillis

Don Gillis

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Subtitle: A Fable of Fiction and Fact for Fun

General Info

Year: 1958
Duration: c. 15:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fema Music Pub.
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Downbeat is a tongue-in-cheek tale recounting how conductors came to use a baton when conducting.

- Program Note from Heart of Texas Concert Band concert program, 29 January 2023


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor; Don Carnes, narrator) - 29 January 2023

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  • Gillis, D. (1958). Downbeat, from Band Concert. A Fable of Fiction And Fact for Fun [score]. Fema Music: Naperville, Ill.