From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 1982
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $48.00   |   Score Only - $2.50


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

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An expressive ballad-like piece, skillfully scored to bring out the beautiful sonorities of the band. Ideal for teaching phrasing, tone control, quality of sound, and well suited for contest warm-up.

Romanesque was commissioned by and is dedicated to Josef Crist and the Princeton Junior High School Concert Band, Princeton City School District, Ohio.

- Program Note from publisher

"In 1982, I asked Charles Barnhouse, President of the C.L. Barnhouse Company, if he would consider publishing a slow expressive work for younger musicians that I had titled Romanesque. He was most supportive, yet inquired as to the educational need for such a piece. Much to his surprise, I informed him that Air for Band (1956) and Balladair (1958), both composed by Frank Erickson, were perhaps the only ballads available for young bands to perform. Those two pieces, even today, are universally recognized as significant band classics.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) University Band (James Popejoy, conductor) - 13 October 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Swearingen, J. (1982). Romanesque [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.