Summerland for Wind Ensemble

From Wind Repertory Project
William Grant Still

William Grant Still (arr. Dane Teter)

Subtitle: For Wind Ensemble

N.B. This work is not to be confused with Summerland: From Three Visions, also arranged by Teter, also published by William Grant Still Music in 2013, with different instrumentation.

General Info

Year: 1937 / 2013
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: William Grant Still Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $21.45


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-VI
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


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Program Notes

Summerland (1937) was originally the second of Three Visions (1936) for piano, but was recast by the composer for different instrumentation. Lazy and relaxed, it evokes a quiet, warm afternoon, or alternately is a portrait of promised beauty in the afterlife.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 February 2016

Summerland is the second of three Visions, written in 1935. Originally composed for solo piano, this short, intensely expressive work has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and combinations. The piece is essentially an elegy -- dreamy and atmospheric, suggesting the summer of its title, with hints of the blues and a nod to his fellow composer Debussy.

- Program Note by Thalia Symphony Orchestra, 2019


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Carson, William S. "Summerland." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 416-424. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.