Sweet Like That

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Christopher Theofanidis

Christopher Theofanidis

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General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composers Forum
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • 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.