Second Suite (Jager)

From Wind Repertory Project
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.


1. Fanfare
2. Ballade
3. Scherzo


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (I doubling 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
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

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


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


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State Ratings

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


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • 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


  • 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.