Concert band Concert Band
Composed by Frank Erickson. Band Music. Score and set of parts. Published by Bourne Music (IM.10383).
Item Number: IM.10383
"Balladair" is written in a modern dance style. In this modern dance form, A-A-B-A is probably the most common. "Balladair" varies somewhat from the traditional in that there is another section added after "B", giving the following new form: A-A-B-C-A. The harmonies are fairly traditional, with the exception that certain "jazz" harmonies and progressions have been utilized.
Frank Erickson, born in Spokane, Washington, attended the University of Washington and the University of Southern California, receiving his Bachelor of Music in 1950 and Master of Music in 1951 both from the University of Southern California.