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Second Suite (Jager)

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Robert Jager

Robert Jager


General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 11:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Volkwein
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. Fanfare
2. Ballade
3. Scherzo


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (I doubles English horn)
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Second Suite places much emphasis on tone color in the band. The opening fanfare of restrained dignity contrasts the higher instruments with the lower. The second movement is based on a lyrical theme played first by English horn. The final movement is a brilliant and driving scherzo with solos in percussion, bassoon and euphonium. Following a dynamic buildup of the main theme, the opening fanfare returns in abbreviated form before the work concludes with a final presto.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Media

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State Ratings

  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Tennessee: VI


Performances

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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Joshua Neuenschwander, conductor) – 8 April 2019
  • PRO WiND 023 (Japan) – 5 June 2018


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 166-167. Print.
  • Jager, R. (1965). Second Suite [score]. Volkwein Bros.: Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Robert Jager website Accessed 8 April 2019
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 325.