Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Essay for Band (Dickerson)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Roger Dickerson

Roger Dickerson

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

General Info

Year: 1958
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Peer Music Classical
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

It was during Roger Dickerson's army service that he wrote his Essay for Band, dedicating it to “Sergeant First Class Brown, director of the 449th BTU, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.” Conductor and scholar Myron D. Moss describes Essay for Band: “It’s a serious and dramatic composition . . . The work embodies idiomatic familiarity with the instruments, formal complexity based on contrapuntal development of material, and it matches fresh and distinctive harmonic and melodic materials within allegiance to traditional affect, resulting in new music for both the mind and the heart.”

- Program Note from University of Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 26 September 2021


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) - 30 September 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Boswell, conductor) - 12 April 2022
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 26 September 2021
  • Ohio State University Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) – 22 November 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer