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Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

General Info

Year: 1987 / 1988
Duration: 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score - $12.25


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-f;at Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (5-6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


In Parts:

  • Piccolo, m.132, beat 2: add duration dot to half note
  • Piccolo, m.200, 202, beat 7: E-flat should read F [May be copied from measure 204]
  • Flute I-II, m.179, beat 4–6: B-flat-A-G should read A-G-F [May be copied from the previous measure]
  • B-flat Clarinet III, m.141-143, beat 5: add duration dot to quarter rest

In Score:

  • B-flat Trumpet I, m.108, beat 3: D quarter note should be C

Program Notes

Concord is based on three traditional tunes from old New England, The White Cockade, William Billings' America, and "Yankee Doodle.

The White Cockade is a fife and drum marching tune widely known during the days of the American Revolution. It had also played a part in the British military tradition.

America was written by William Billings (1746-1800), an ardent patriot, amateur musician, and tanner by trade. He attempted to create a new kind of hymn for the New England church, which resulted in an outpouring of hymn tunes such as America, which reflects the independent spirit of the young nation at its birth.

Yankee Doodle is a folk song most widely associated with the Revolutionary War. Its origins are obscure and have been subject to a great variety of improbable theories. It had spread throughout the colonies by the mid-eighteenth century, and was very popular as a tune for jigs and country dances.

- Program Note by composer

This work was commissioned by and dedicated to "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Washington, D.C. It was premiered by that organization at a concert in Washington, D.C., July 15, 1987. It was also performed at the Third International Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 1987.


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western Connecticut (Ridgefield) Youth Wind Ensemble(Malin Carta, conductor) - 19 November 2023
  • Wiley Middle School (Leander, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Taylor Williamson, conductor) – 10 February 2023 (2023 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor) - 4 October 2022
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Robert Truan, conductor) - 16 April 2021
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Concert Band (Joe D. Moore, conductor) - 15 April 2021
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Adam Freidrich, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Symphonic Band (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) – 18 November 2019
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Mark A. Doerffel, conductor) - 5 May 2019
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 2 March 2019
  • Dalton/Whitfield Community Band (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) (George “Smitty” Barnett, conductor) – 12 November 2018
  • Racine (Wisc.) Concert Band (Mark Eichner, conductor) – 16 October 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Timothy Ellison, conductor) – 28 September 2017
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Scott C. Tobias, conductor) – 11 April 2017
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor) – 12 April 2017
  • United States Marine Band (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 20 January 2017 (Presidential inauguration)
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 7 July 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1988). Concord: For Symphonic Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [New York?].
  • “Meet the Composer: An Interview with Clare Grundman.” The Instrumentalist 37, no. 2 (September 1982): 20–21.
  • MOLA Errata List
  • Richard Miles, compiler and editor. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2002. pp. 293–300.