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W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

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General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.95   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


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Program Notes

The title is derived from the old French word “estampir”, which means to re-sound. The “estampie” of the 13th and 14th centuries repeated every section. Here, the repetition (re-sounding) is of notes.

An excellent, accessible program opener or closer by noted composer McBeth, Estampie is percussive and staccato in nature, enhanced by jarring, metallic brake drums in the percussion section and bright, strident brass figures.

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Deer Path Junior High School Band, Heather Pettit, director, of Lake Forest Illinois.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Battaglia (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Barber) (1967/2021)

All Wind Works


  • McBeth, W. (2000). Estampie: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.