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Romanesque

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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


Instrumentation

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

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


Errata

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

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State Ratings

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Performances

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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


All Wind Works


Resources

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