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Rondo Grottesco

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Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois

Subtitle: For Tuba and Wind Band

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Full Score
Solo Tuba
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Blocks (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When Derek Bourgeois was a school boy, he played the tuba and as a budding composer he decided he needed a grand vehicle to display his mastery of the instrument. He therefore set out to write the work and completed the opening tune. At that time, however, he did not have the expertise to develop the material and after the tune the concerto came to an abrupt halt.

Many years later, Derek Bourgeois was invited to write a work for tuba and concert band and Rondo Grotsesco is the result - the school boy composer's original tune developed not into a grand concerto, but a fine miniature.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Serenade (Flex instrumentation) (adapt. Brand) (1965/1980/2020)

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