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Drums of Summer, The

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Warren Benson

Warren Benson

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General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 22:10
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: E.B. Marks
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental ; Score Only - $58.00


1. The Walden Pond Parade
2. Hermanitos
3. Dark Girl
4. River Bed


Full Score
Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Double Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Clay Drums (3)
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Piccolo Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Korean Temple Blocks
  • Temple Block (small)
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms (2 small, 3 medium)
  • Triangle (small)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block

SATB chamber choir


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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Commercial Discography

  • Meadows Wind Ensemble, Southern Methodist University (Jack Delany, conductor) - Gasparo GG-1017

Media Links

State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Benson, W. (1997). The Drums of Summer : For Wind Orchestra and Chamber Choir [score]. E.B. Marks Music Company: [s.l.].
  • Warren Benson website