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Toccata for Band (Erickson)

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Frank Erickson

Frank Erickson


General Info

Year: 1957
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.75   |   Score Only - $12.75


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet in Bb I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone (optional Alto Clarinet)
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet in Bb I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Frank Erickson's Toccata for Band has been extremely popular among high school and college bands ever since it was first published. Essentially two ideas are expressed in the Allegro non troppo and Andante con moto sections. The first, featuring the trumpets and clarinets, is quick and rhythmic; the second, featuring a horn solo, is slow and lyrical.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Texas Tech University Concert Band - October 17, 2013
  • Pepperdine University Wind Ensemble (Tony Cason, conductor) - 17 October 2013
  • Woodside Village (Calif.) Band (Richard Gordon, conductor) - 8 June 2013
  • Florida International University Symphonic Band (Michael Guzman, conductor) - 9 March 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • A Conductor's Outline by David Goza
  • Erickson, Frank. “Air for Band and Toccata for Band.” BD Guide 6/3 (January-February 1992): 27ff. Reprinted in Performance Study Guides of Essential Works for Band, edited by Kenneth L. Neidig. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications, 2009. pp. 68–72.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). ‘’Program Notes for Band.’’ Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 196