Peter Mennin

A Carl Fischer Classic Band Edition
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet I, Cornet II, Cornet III, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Tenor I, Tenor II, Tenor III, Euphonium, Tuba, Contrabass, Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal
Item Number: J542
Duration: 5:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Peter Mennin was on the composition faculty at Juilliard for ten years, later returning to the school as its president for an unmatched 21 years. A lifetime composer with a sizable catalog of works which defy easy classification, Mennin wrote only one piece for concert band, the Canzona. From the Program Notes -- "Canzona is a short, brisk work, which opens with a declamatory idea expressed in massed sonorities. Next, a broad melodic line is introduced and supported by powerful rhythmic figurations. This is followed by a cantabile section. These materials are developed and expanded, and the piece closes with the opening statements brought back in a more dramatic presentation." Newly engraved and thoroughly edited for the first time.

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Scores & Parts

Canzona - Full Score - Large
Canzona - Extra Part

Additional Information

Composition Date 1951

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