Sonatina for Band (I. Allegro moderato, II. Andantino, III. Allegro moderato). By Frank Erickson. Concert Band. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Belwin Classic Band. Form: Sonatina. Grade 2.5. Conductor Score. 28 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD00327C).
This piece, one of hundreds of successful original concert band works by Frank Erickson, is a suite of three brief movements. The three movements investigate harmonic structuring, contrasting moods, and styles as the work progresses from a simple opening to a dramatic conclusion. Revered as one of Ericksonâ€™s most approachable works for developing bands, it remains on contest and festival lists nation-wide. This edition, now with a full score and freshly re-engraved parts, signifies this cherished workâ€™s addition to the Belwin Classic Band series. (4:45)