Little Concerto, HC 620a (Cowell, Henry)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1957.
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General Information

Work Title Little Concerto
Alternative. Title
Composer Cowell, Henry
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HC 620a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHC 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Introduction. Slowly ( = 60)
  2. Step Dance. Faster ( = 100)
  3. Rondo. Andante ( = 60)
  4. Hornpipe, Song and Return. Moderate (less fast than a regular hornpipe)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1941 ?
First Performance. 1942 January 25, US West Point Military Academy Band conducted by Francis Resta
First Publication. 1951
Dedication For Capt. Francis Resta
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano, wind band
External Links p.225-6 ; Score for Browsing (gives 1925 for date?) (somewhat different)

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Also arranged for piano and full orchestra (HC620b). First published 1951 in full score.

Composed 1941 or 1925? The version for consultation (see link) begins its "Introduction and Step Dance" movement more slowly ( = 72 is hand-written into the score.) This version also claims to be ©1957.