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Concertino for Marimba and Band (Creston)

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Paul Creston

Paul Creston


This work bears the designation Opus 21b.


General Info

Year: 1940 / 1975
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Movements

1. Vigorous – 5:10
2. Calm – 6:40
3. Lively – 5:05


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Marimba
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ruth Stuber-Jeanne (née Stuber) (1910-2004) was an American marimbist, percussionist, violinist, and arranger. On April 29, 1940, she and Orchestrette Classique, an all-female orchestra, premiered Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra by American composer Paul Creston. The performance was at Carnegie Hall. Creston wrote Concertino for Stuber and dedicated it to the orchestra's director, Frédérique Petrides, who asked Creston to compose it. Creston was in the audience at the première. The 1940 program notes stated that Concertino was “the only work ever written for this instrument in serious form.”


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Resources

  • Creston, P. (1975). Concertino for Marimba and Band, op. 21b [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.