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Petite Suite

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Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (trans. Charles Cushing)


General Info

Year: 1936 / 1963
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.95


Movements

1. Walachian Dance
2. Mourning Song
3. Ukrainian Song
4. Slow Melody
5. Bag Pipe
6. Melody for Clarinets
7. Hungarian Dance


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano 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 Solo-I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Petite Suite includes seven short piano pieces arranged by Charles Cushing from numbers 1, 2, 5, and 6 of Bartók's Petite Suite for piano; numbers 21 and 31 from the piano pieces For Children Vol. 1 (based on Hungarian folk songs); and number 39 from For Children Vol. 2 (based on Slovakian folksongs). Titles and tempos include Walachian Dance/Allegro giocoso, Mourning Song/Lento, Ukrainian Song/Allegretto, Slow Melody/Lento, Bag Pipe/Allegro molto, Melody for Clarinets/Andante Tranquillo, and Hungarian Dance/Allegro robusto.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Florida: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Paul Bambach, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 19 August 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bartók, B.; Cushing, C. (1963). Petite Suite [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [N.Y.].
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 40.