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Willow Echoes

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Simon

Frank Simon


General Info

Year: 1920
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: IV (solo); III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fillmore Music House
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Solo Cornet Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Solo B-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Solo Euphonium or Trombone
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

As successfully featured by the composer, with the Sousa band.

- Program Note from cover


To my friend August H. Schaefer.

- Program Note from score


Willow Echoes was Frank Simon's tour-de-force, a solo he performed many times with the Sousa Band. It is speculated that the title reflects fond memories of many rehearsals and concerts at Willow Grove Park, home of the Sousa Band. It is one of the most elegant works in the cornet solo repertory.

- Program Note from JustForBrass.com


Frank Simon wrote his most famous solo, Willow Echoes , while he was serving as assistant to Herbert L Clarke with Sousa’s Band. It is dedicated to August H. Schaefer, who was a cornet soloist with many bands, and played trumpet with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Schaefer and Simon played together in both Weber’s Band and the Cincinnati Symphony.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor; Jonas Rodriguez, trumpet) – 29 September 2019
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Montville, N.J.) (Matthew Paterno, conductor; Michael R. Baker, trumpet) – 10 February 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor; George Vosburgh, cornet) – 6 October 2018
  • Greenville (S.C.) Concert Band (Darryl Jachens, conductor; Geoff Gallante, cornet) - 3 May 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer


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