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Bandancing

From Wind Repertory Project
Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil a Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $140.00   |   Score Only - $14.00


Movements

1. City Shuffle
2. Tango
3. Waltz
4. Slow Dance
5. Last Dance


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Congas (2)
  • Cowbell (large)
  • Cymbals (crash, ride and sizzle)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Hi-hat
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Shaker
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In writing Bandancing, I wanted to fuse elements of popular dance to my own harmonic style -- to write a "suite of New American Dances."

The first movement, City Shuffle, is a type of funk with frequent meter changes. I intended to write a twelve-note tango bass line for the second movement, but only got ten notes out of it. The performance should by sultry and remind the listener of the dancer in the red dress in Lord of the Dance. The waltz has been a dance for 300 years or more. As a drummer, I loved playing jazz waltzes. The third movement is a jazz waltz featuring a mini-fugue. The fourth movement, Slow Dance, is more of a ballad than a dance and has some of the most poignant harmony found in the entire work. Last Dance includes a samba and a very difficult fugue. It is cyclic, as the theme from the first movement returns.

- Program Note by Jack Stamp


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 8 May 2019
  • Grand Street (New York) Community Band (Brian Worsdale, conductor) – 23 March 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (John Campbell, conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • University of Cape Town (Rondebosch, South Africa) (Alexander Fokkens, conductor) - 24 April 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith conductor) – 18 March 2018
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Symphony Band (Dave McKee, conductor) – 18 February 2018
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren Olfert, conductor) 15 October 2017
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brad Snow, conductor) – 22 February 2016
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Los Altos, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) - 7 June 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Stamp, J. (2004). Bandancing [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Stamp, Jack. "Bandancing." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 583-589. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.