Second Suite for Band (McBeth)

From Wind Repertory Project
W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

General Info

Year: 1961
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $139.95   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


1. Gigue – 1:50
2. Dirge – 1:55
3. Entry – 1:40


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Second Site for Band was written for the Camden, Arkansas, High School band. It is in three movements. Each designated to express a form of physical motion, as in Gigue, Dirge and Entry. The Gigue should be performed in a joyous mood of the dance, with the Dirge in the somber contrast of a funeral march. The Entry should be approached as any ceremonial processional.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Battaglia (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Barber) (1967/2021)

All Wind Works


  • McBeth. W. (1961). Second Suite for Band [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.