Song and Dance

From Wind Repertory Project
Phillip Sparke

Philip Sparke (arr. Geoffrey Brand)

General Info

Year: 1984 / 2009
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Cornet and brass band
Publisher: R. Smith & Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - €119.80   |   Score Only - €9.90


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

  • Brass Band
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Song and Dance was written as a single-movement piece for a recording by the (then) GUS Band in 1984 for cornet soloist and concert band. It was first performed by the band's principal cornet, Brian Grant. The Song commences with a 'Scotch snap' rhythm leading to a lyrical cadenza and ending with a return of the opening theme, muted. The Dance is lively and full of cross rhythms, but tonal and tuneful with constantly changing meters to serve the dancing melody.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Sparke, P. (2009). Sound and Dance: For cornet/trumpet solo and concert band [score]. G & M Brand: England.