Rondo for Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Barton McLean

Barton McLean

General Info

Year: 1960
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rondo for Band was written for the Cincinnatus (N.Y.) Central School Band. The compsition combines lyrical and heroic elements and demonstrates influences of Brahms and Sibelius. From the quiet, introspective opening to the broad climax, the moods of the Adirondack forests are depicted.

- Program Note from score

Rondo for Band represents a more conservative style influenced somewhat by Sibelius. It depicts a world of serenity punctuated by more dramatic and climactic sections. It uses traditional harmonic and contrapuntal techniques of the post romantic period.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 17 November 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.