Little Suite for Summer

Peter Schickele

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Item Number: 165-00087
Number of Pages: 22
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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These seven charming pieces were written by Mr. Schickele for his son's eight birthday, with the Primo part being easy enough for his son to play. The titles of the pieces were suggested by the music: CHA, CHA, CHA BOOMDEEAY because of the first movement's clangorous ending; NORTH STAR, with a hushed and lyrical melody inspired by the composer's stargazing; FOR CHARLIE THE PARROT, a vivid musical description of the imitative abilities of this bird; DUSK ON THE PALISADES, with its evocative ougmented chord textures; SORE IN THE SADDLE AGAIN, a delightful spoof of the well-known " Western melody;" GREASED LIGHTENING, with its flying runs and scales; and MINK HOLLOW MORNING, because of its gentle sostenuto lines and legato accompaniment figures-a musical description of a quiet and happy summer morning in the country. The Primo part is very easy, the Secondo is mostly easy medium. For studios, schools, some college & professional. Easy medium.

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Cha Cha Cha Boomdeeay
North Star
For Charlie the Parrot
Dusk on the palisades
Sore in the saddle again
Greased Lightning
Mink hallow morning