B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
Sweet Like That features low brass emphasis at the beginning and end, trap set, and other requests from students with whom Mr. Theofanidis workshopped the piece. This work is exuberant, joyful, and with a whiff of gospel, capsulizing the sound of the American street, instrumental doo-wop, making it an urban march.
- Program Note from publisher
Writing Sweet Like That for the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet Middle School Band was one of the most enjoyable projects I have been involved within recent years. As part of the BandQuest® mission, I went to the school a couple of times here in New Haven and really enjoyed talking with and getting to know the students. I knew that I wanted to write something that these eager musicians would have fun playing and that they would know was written especially for them. In fact, they gave me many of the basic ideas for the work, and I consider them co-creators in the process.
- Program Note by composer
- Audio: Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown
- Audio CD: Creekview High School Wind Symphony (Preston Hazzard, conductor) - 2011
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Los Banos (Calif.) High School Concert Band (Danielle Cavazos, conductor) - 25 March 2023 (2023 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
- University of California Davis Campus Band (Garrett Rigsby, conductor) - 8 March 2023
- University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Melissa Sawyer, conductor) – 22 March 2022
- University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band II (Daniel Kirk, conductor) – 2 February 2020
- Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 15 February 2019
- California All-State Junior High School Symphonic Band (Danielle Gaudry, conductor) - 18 February 2018 (2018 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)
- Ohio State University (Columbus) Gray High School Honor Band (Chris Hoch, conductor) – 14 January 2018
- Bullard High School (Fresno, Calif.) Concert Band (Brad Feyma, conductor) - 21 April 2017 (2017 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
- Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Julie Misel, conductor) – 21 March 2017
- McCracken Middle School (Skokie, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Chip De Stefano, conductor) – 25 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
- St. Olaf College Band (Northfield, Minn.) (Timothy Mahr, conductor) – 23 January 2016
- Four Points Middle School (Austin, Tex.) Wind Ensemble (Jessica Gonzalez, conductor) - 18 December 2015 (2015 Midwest Clinic)
- Iowa State University (Ames) Cardinal Band (Ricky Brooks) – 8 February 2014
- Creekview High School (Carrollton, Tx.) Wind Symphony (Tom Bennett, conductor) – 16 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Concerto (2013)
- Etenraku (1996)
- The Here and Now (2005/2009)
- I Wander the World in a Dream of My Own Making (2008)
- Off the Clock (2019)
- Sweet Like That (2011)
- Christopher Theofanidis website.
- Clemmer, David. "Sweet Like That." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 255-261. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
- Theofanidis, C. (2001). Sweet Like That: For Concert Band [score]. American Composers Forum: St. Paul, Minn.