Song Suite for Band

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Title: Song Suite for Band
Date of Composition: Copyright © 1988 Daniel Bukvich (this date is approximate)
Level of Difficulty: Jr. High School
(grade 2)
Instrumentation: Wind Band
Ensemble Set-up: Bukvich Symphonic Band Diagram
Publisher: Phoebus Publications
1303 Faust Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920)231-9231
Program Notes:

Song Suite for Band” is written in contemporary style. It comprises three movements, a march, a waltz, and a tango. The work is a “very tonal, Grade-2 piece,” which, according to Bukvich, contains a wealth of teaching material for young band musicians. Dan has also used it successfully in high school honor band settings as a teaching/site-reading piece.

Song Suite for Band” was written for Eagle Rock Jr. High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho - John Schuller, director.

Portions of the program notes extracted from “The Careers and Works of Emerging Composers of Music for the Wind-Band: Discussions with Jack Stamp, Thomas Duffy, Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Daniel Bukvich” by James P. McCrann; edited for content by Susan G. Weaver.

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