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Frank S. Perkins

Frank S. Perkins (arr. Floyd Werle)

General Info

Year: 1952 / 1954
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat 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
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Fandango is a song and dance that originated in Spain and Portugal in the early 18th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had become popular as an instrumental form for serious composers. Set in waltz time, the dance is usually accompanied by castanets, and descending harmonic progression of chords. The dance itself expresses the passion of the dancers, who often taunt each other by following the other’s steps or by using gestures. Therefore, it is synonymous with a quarrel or an argument. Many variations of the dance began to spring up as its popularity hit Europe’s courts. The big fandangos often started slowly and gradually increased in speed. The little fandangos were much more lively and festive. Frank Perkins’s version is a "fandango grande."

- Program Note from Cypress Symphonic Band concert program, 25 September 2016


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


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  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphony Band (Robert Lidahl, conductor) - 18 April 2023
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Los Olivos, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Sharon Jeskey, conductor) - 13 November 2022
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Concert Band (Scott Rikkers, conductor) - 24 March 2022
  • Heart of Texas Concert Band (San Antonio) (Chase Failing, conductor) - 23 July 2021 (TBA Convention)
  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Wind Ensemble (David Bennett, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Shaun Popp, conductor) - 18 October 2020
  • Johnson City (Tenn.) Community Concert Band (Christian Zembower, conductor) - 7 October 2019
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Wind Symphony (Robert Belser, conductor) – 26 September 2019
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 10 May 2019
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Scott Rabeler, conductor)– 28 April 2019
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 31 March 2019
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Brett Penshorn, conductor) – 24 March 2019
  • Grafton (Va.) High School Band (Darren Kirsch, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Ensemble (Nicholas E. Williams, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • Kishwaukee Concert Band (Dekalb,Ill.) (Dave Lehman, conductor) – 14 October 2018
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Symphony Band (Dave McKee & Chad Reep, conductor) – 7 October 2018
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) - 29 July 2018
  • Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Varsity Band (James Fritz, conductor) – 18 April 2018
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Symphony Band (Dave McKee, conductor) – 18 February 2018
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Jason McChristian, conductor) - 13 August 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Alumni Band – 30 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perkins, F.; Werle, F. (1954). Fandango [score]. Mills Music: New York.