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Concerto for Doubles

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Thomas Filas

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General Info

Year: 1947 / 1967
Duration: c. 14:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Willis Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


1. E♭ alto saxophone solo with symphonic band accompaniment
2. B♭ bass clarinet solo with symphonic band accompaniment
3. B♭ clarinet solo with symphonic band accompaniment


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Program Notes

The term 'doubler' generally means one player playing two or more instruments. Each subsequent instrument is referred to as a 'double' because the number can get very high (especially for woodwind doublers). In professional, especially union, situations players get paid more for each additional double played. In this work, the same musician doubles on a different instrument in each of the three movements.

Concerto for Doubles was commissioned by the famous band leader Paul Whiteman for his saxophone/clarinet player Al Gallodoro.

- Program Note unattributed

The volume Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967 mentions that the work was a winning entry in a Whiteman competition, as opposed to a commission.

- Program Note from Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967

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