Composer
BENT
Title
Swiss Boy, The (Air Varie)
Instrumentation
2 solo piccolos, 4 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Arranger
Nancy Nourse
Publisher
Nourse Wind Publ.
Grade
3
Product Code
10N050000025
flute choir: two piccolos (solo), four flutes, alto flute, bass flute; parts and score; B. E. Bent ; originally for piccolo and concert band, publication date c.1879

B.E. Bent
arranged by
Nancy Nourse
Dur: approximately 5'30"

The Swiss Boy belongs to the vast repertoire of solo feature music of the ninetheenth century concert-in-the-park bands. Before the days of electronic amplification, soloists had to be selected from amongst those instruments that were able to project their sound above the accompanying ensemble and beyond the banstand to their audiences. Whereas the cornet was the undisputed first choice, the piccolo frequently claimed its solo position out in front. 

 

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