From Wind Repertory Project
W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.95   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Woodblocks
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title is derived from the old French word “estampir”, which means to re-sound. The “estampie” of the 13th and 14th centuries repeated every section. Here, the repetition (re-sounding) is of notes.

An excellent, accessible program opener or closer by noted composer McBeth, Estampie is percussive and staccato in nature, enhanced by jarring, metallic brake drums in the percussion section and bright, strident brass figures.

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Deer Path Junior High School Band, Heather Pettit, director, of Lake Forest Illinois.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Battaglia (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Barber) (1967/2021)

All Wind Works


  • McBeth, W. (2000). Estampie: For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.