Bethena composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by D. Long. For concert band (Flute 1/2, Oboe, Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3, Bb Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Eb Alto Saxophone 1/2, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3, Horn in F 1/2, Trombone 1/2, Baritone, (Baritone T.C.), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (bells, xylophone), ). Grade 3. Score only. Duration 4:00. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.09131).
This is a fun yet complex arrangement of Joplin's Bethena. It is a waltz consisting of five strains, and some complex interludes. It is elegant, intricate, and emotional.