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William Bolcom

William Bolcom (arr. Manly Romero)

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Company through Hal Leonard Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chinese Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam


In Score:

The soprano saxophone part does not appear in the score, but it doubles 1st trumpet, with two errors: The pickup to measure 12 should be a C natural, and the C in measure 12 should be a C natural.

Program Notes

Song (for Band) was written in honor of the retirement of H. Robert Reynolds from the directorship of the University of Michigan Bands; this song is a present for Bob. "Bandstration" realized by Manly Romero.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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