From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

At the height of the Jazz Age, each of the major swing bands had its own signature sound that fans recognized immediately. This swinging composition puts these styles and rhythms together in homage to a vibrant and innovative time in American music. Jitterbug! was written as a tribute to Dal Richards, Canada’s King of Swing, who recently passed away at the age of 99. He fronted his own swing band for almost eighty years.

- Program Note from Shadow Ridge Middle School Honor Winds concert program, 21 December 2018

Jitterbug! was commissioned by the West Vancouver (BC) Youth Band -- Douglas Macaulay, director -- in tribute to “Canada's King of Swing”, Dal Richards.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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