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Ginger Marmalade

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Warren Benson

Warren Benson


General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally written as part of the Commissioned Works for School Bands sponsored by Carl Fischer on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the firm, Ginger Marmalade has become one of the best known of serious twentieth-century works for school band. A humorous program number that plays with the listener's expectations, it is technically simple, but uses unusual sound resources (clapping hands, rapping heels, novel percussion sounds) to produce a work that delights the ear and challenges the mind.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor) – 6 December 2018
  • Eldred (N.Y.) Central Senior High School Concert Band (Brian D. Nivison, conductor) - 7 June 2018
  • Illinois State University Symphonic Band (Shannon Shaffer, conductor) - 2 March 2016
  • Rockville High School Band - 28 April 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Benson, W. (1978). Ginger Marmalade [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 326-331.