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Sonatina for Band

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Frank Erickson

Frank Erickson


General Info

Year: 1962
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Movements

1. Allegro Moderato
2. Andantino
3. Allegro Moderato


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet (optional)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet (optional)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This piece, one of hundreds of successful original concert band works by Frank Erickson, is a suite of three brief movements. The three movements investigate harmonic structuring, contrasting moods, and styles as the work progresses from a simple opening to a dramatic conclusion. Revered as one of Erickson's most approachable works for developing bands, it remains on contest and festival lists nation-wide.

-Program Note by publisher.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: III
  • North Carolina: III
  • Ohio: OMEA Junior School Band A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III


Recent Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Erickson, F. (1962). Sonatina for Band [score]. Belwin: Rockville Centre, N.Y.