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Little Suite for Band

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Clare Grundman

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General Info

Year: 1957
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.95


1. Prelude
2. Ballad
3. Festival


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

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed in 1957, Little Suite for Band was written for and dedicated to Richard Otto and the Lyman Hall High School Band (Wallingford, Connecticut). Each of the three short contrasting movements (Prelude, Ballad, and Festival) vary most notably in the style and articulation that they require.

- Program Note from McCracken Middle School (Skokie, Ill.) Symphonic Band concert program, 18 December 2006

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Arkansas: II
  • Florida: III
  • Iowa: II
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • Massachusetts: II
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: III
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1957). Little Suite for Band [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [s.l.]
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 182-189.