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Scherzo (Goldman)

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Edwin Franko Goldman

Edwin Franko Goldman

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General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III/VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Out of print


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Program Notes

Scherzo is one of thirty-five cornet solos penned by Edwin Franko Goldman. Though originally written for cornet, its appeal for the virtuoso euphonium player is equally strong. Written in 1939 and premiered in 1940, the work was dedicated to Goldman's friend Dr. Frank Simon, a fine cornet player, bandleader, and charter member of the American Bandmasters Association. This spirited work is essentially in BA form. In the A section, the accompaniment supports energetic solo passages and at times tosses rhythmic figures back and forth with the soloist. The flamboyant cadenza takes place midway through the A section followed by restatements of thematic material that leads to a lyrical B section, call the Trio. Past the Trio, the music launches into a repeat of the A section, this time compressed as the soloist leads the charge to a dramatic conclusion.

-Program Note by the Louisville Concert Band

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Goldman, E. (1954). Scherzo: For Solo Trumpet and Band [score]. Axlerod Productions: [s.l.]