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Symphonic Dance II (Williams)

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Clifton Williams

Clifton Williams (transcribed by the composer)

Subtitle: The Maskers

General Info

Year: 1964 / 1968
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sam Fox/Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets (trumpets) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Symphonic Dance No. 2 (The Maskers) is one of a group of five works originally commissioned by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. In refashioning the dances for symphonic band, composer Clifton Williams achieves a new dimension of sound and color while adding fresh excitement to contemporary band literature.

The Maskers is programmatic only in that the listener's imagination may conjure up visions of colorfully costumed dancers at a masked ball.

The University of Miami Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Frederick Fennell, presented the first performance of the band version December 1, 1967.

- Program Note from concert program

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Symphony (M. Gregory Martin, conductor) – 25 April 2018
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 1 March 2017
  • SUNY Potsdam Crane Concert Band (James Madeja, conductor) – 3 March 2016
  • Bloomfield High School (N.J.) Concert Band - 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Williams, C. (1968). Symphonic Dance No. 2: "The Maskers" [score]. S. Fox: New York.