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Toast to Ben, A

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Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg

General Info

Year: 2006 / 2011
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Nutmeg Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum (medium and large)
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals (small and medium)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Players singing


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The composer described the piece as "a raucous toast that incorporates two drinking songs beloved by Franklin." In his program note about the piece, the composer wrote:

…the piece begins with a verse sung by the ensemble before the music takes off in a fast, celebratory toast. At the midpoint of the piece, the ensemble sings two verses from one of Franklin's … famous drinking songs, The Old Man's Wish [which Ben sang] thousands of times in his youth and quoted…more than once in correspondence.

-- "Program Note from The New Winds of Change

Transcribed from a work commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin.

- Program Note from publisher

Originally commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra. This transcription was made for Maestro Thomas Caneva and the Ball State University Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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