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Brooke Pierson

Brooke Pierson

Subtitle: Waltz for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brooke Pierson
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
F Horn
Baritone T.C.
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This waltz is the perfect piece to teach 3/4 time as well as reinforcing playing in the minor mode. All players have interesting parts including the low voices who are featured melodically.

The waltz is a musical form that has been popular for several hundred years, originating in the folk dances of European communities as far back the 16th century. While the waltz eventually became an acceptable form of music and dance, its origins were considered scandalous at the time: dancers holding hands and moving in close proximity with one another. It would seem fitting that such a "scandalous" past would have allowed composers, such as Camille Saint-Saëns, to interpret waltzes in a variety of ways. Danse Macabre, a famous and unconventional waltz by Saint-Saëns, tells the story of Death appearing at midnight on Halloween and dancing with the dead.

This waltz was composed with the same type of imagery and feeling in mind: to illicit a sense of magic and whimsy.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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