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Rose Variations

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Robert Russell Bennett

Robert Russell Bennett

Subtitle: For Solo Cornet (Trumpet) and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 1956
Duration: c. 10:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
Solo Trumpet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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 I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1955, Robert Russell Bennett composed Rose Variations, a concerto for cornet or trumpet and piano. Almost immediately he published it with band accompaniment. Rose Variations tells a story: The introduction, subtitled Garden Gate, begins the piece and ushers us in. We hear a very simple theme entitled Carolina (wild) Rose. Four variations follow:

1..The Dorothy Perkins (rambler) Rose
2..A waltz titled, Frau Karl Druschki (white) Rose
3..Cinnamon Rose (with hummingbird)
4..the conclusion, American Beauty (red) Rose

-Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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