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Grand Serenade For An Awful Lot of Winds And Percussion

Condensed score

By PDQ Bach

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Concert Band Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet (in Eb), Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet I, Bass Clarinet II, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Cornet I, Cornet II, Cornet III, Horn I, Horn II, Tenor I, Tenor II, Tenor III, Euphonium I, Euphonium II, Tuba, Contrabass, Timpani, Triangle, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Tubular Bells, Cowbell, Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Tom-tom, Snare Drums, Bass Drum, Bird Whistle, Automobile Horn, Gun Shot, Police Whistle, Slide Whistle, Slap Stick, Pop Gun, Mouth Siren
Condensed score. Composed by PDQ Bach (1935-). Arranged by Professor Peter Schickele. Condensed Score. With Standard notation. S 1000. 28 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #115-40138C. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540138C).

Item Number: PR.11540138C

Key: B-flat major.

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.

  • I. Grand Entrance 
  • II. Simply Grand Minuet 
  • III. Romance in the Grand Manner 
  • IV. Rondo Mucho Grando 
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