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Sammy Nestico

Sammy Nestico

General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00; (digital) - $77.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00; (digital) - $9.00


Condensed Score
Solo E-flat Alto Saxophone (alternate Solo Euphonium or Solo Tuba)
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
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (2-3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum (written for in score but not in part)
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Is there an alto saxophone player alive who would not give his eyeteeth to play this solo? Listen to this Sammy Nestico charmer ... it may be the source of the term "wail"!

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Nestico, S. (1967). Persuasion [score]. Studio PR: Miami, Fla.
  • Perusal score