Grand Serenade for An Awful Lot Of Winds and Percussion, S 1000

P.D.Q. Bach

Arranged by Professor Peter Schickele
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Piccolo 1, Piccolo 2, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, Clarinet in Eb, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Clarinet 3 in Bb, Alto Clarinet in Eb, Bass Clarinet 1 in Bb, Bass Clarinet 2 in Bb, Contrabass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, Alto Saxophone 1 in Eb, Alto Saxophone 2 in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Trumpet 3 in Bb, Horn 1 in F, Horn 2 in F, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, 2 Euphonia, 2 Euphonium T.C.s in Bb, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, String Bass, Timpani, Percussion
Item Number: 115-40138
Number of Pages: 50
Duration: 13:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Thanks to the untiring editor Peter Schickele, who has rendered the work now playable by modern concert band, audiences can now marvel at the misbegotten meanderings of Mr. Bach and shake their collective heads, wondering "What was he thinking?" Trying to realize the composer's intentions is a waste of time, since he probably didn't have any. On the other hand, rehearsing the music well does seem advisable, so that when the inevitable critical backlash develops, the performing organization can justly claim that it wasn't their fault.

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Additional Information

Arranger Schickele, Professor Peter
Commission The discovery of this work was commissioned by Harvard University Band, Thomas Everett, Conductor


Grand Entrance
Simply Grand Minuet
Romance In The Grand Manner
Rondo Mucho Grando