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Frank Bencriscutto

Instrumental Music : Large Ensemble

Festina

Wind Band (Complete Band Instrumentation)

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Festina

ProductPrice
Conductor's Score, Full Set of Parts$50.00
Score Only$8.00
Extra Set of Parts$42.00

Granite Rock

Wind Band (Complete Band Instrumentation)

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Granite Rock

ProductPrice
Conductor's Score, Full Set of Parts$25.00
Score Only$5.00
Extra Set of Parts$20.00

Lamp of Liberty

Wind Band, Narrator (Opt.) (Complete Band Instrumentation)

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Lamp of Liberty

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Full Score, Set of Parts$80.00
Full Score$10.00
Extra Set of Parts$70.00

Latina, Latin American Dance

Wind Band (Complete Band Instrumentation)

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Latina, Latin American Dance

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Conductor's Score, Full Set of Parts$25.00
Score Only$5.00
Extra Set of Parts$20.00

The Spirit of Our Land

Wind Band (Complete Band Instrumentation)

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The Spirit of Our Land

ProductPrice
Conductor's Score, Full Set of Parts$45.00
Score Only$5.00
Extra Set of Parts$40.00

Instrumental Music : Solo

Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

3 Mvt. Concerto for Trumpet Solo with Band Accompaniment

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Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

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Full Score, Solo Part, Full Set of Parts$100.00
Full Score$25.00
Solo Part$8.00
Full Set of Parts$67.00
Piano ReductionForthcoming

Frank Bencriscutto (b. 1928, d. 1997)
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Dr. Frank Anthony Bencriscutto, internationally acclaimed and award-winning composer of instrumental and choral music, held the position of Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for thirty-two years. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degress from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. At Eastman, he studied composition with Dr. Howard Hanson and Bernard Rogers and played principal alto saxophone in the famed Eastman Wind Ensemble under Dr. Frederick Fennell.

Besides his fame as a composer, Dr. Bencriscutto conducted all over the world, including a 1969 landmark 7-week, 10-city, 27-concert cultural exchange tour in the Soviet Union with his University of Minnesota Wind Orchestra. This cultural exchange was with the Bolshoi Ballet. The tour was so successful that it ended with a presidential command performance in the rose garden of the White House and resulted in Dr. Bencriscutto being invited by Dmitri Shostakovich and the Ministry of Culture to be an honored guest of the Soviet Union the following year at the 1970 International Tschaikovsky Competition. Another highlight occurred in 1980 when he conducted his University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble in a tour of mainland China as the first concert band to perform in the People's Republic of China.

Throughout Frank Bencriscutto's career as a conductor/composer, he continued to perform extensively (including Carnegie Hall concerts) as a soprano/alto saxophone and clarinet soloist with such jazz luminaries as Clark Terry, the late pianist Bill Evans (a close friend since their Fifth Army Band years), Urbie Green and many others.

For six semesters between 1991 and 1996, he enjoyed the position of Visiting Professor and conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the prestigious Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Bencriscutto is a founding member of Ars Nova Press, Inc.

Many of the Composers published by Ars Nova Press® have numerous publications available from other publishing houses. Although these works are not available from Ars Nova Press®, we have compiled a list of these publications in an effort to promote our composers and their works.

If you would like to order any of these works, we urge you to contact your local music store, the publisher, or an online sheet music distributor such as jwpepper.com.

TitleDescriptionPublisher
Centennial Festival OvertureConcert BandLudwig Music Pub. Co.
Concertino for Clarinet and BandClarinet Solo with Concert Band AccompanimentNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Concertino for TubaTuba Solo with Piano AccompanimentShawnee Press
Concertino for Tuba and BandTuba Solo with Concert Band AccompanimentShawnee Press
Concerto GrossoSax QuartetNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Concerto Grosso for Saxophones and BandSax Quartet with Band AccompanimentNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Dialogue for Solo Clarinet and BandClarinet Solo with Band AccompanimentShawnee Press
Dialogue for Solo Clarinet and PianoClarinet Solo with Piano AccompanimentShawnee Press
Elegy for ClarinetClarinet Solo with Piano AccompanimentShawnee Press
Escapade for TrombonesTrombones with Band AccompanimentNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
JubileeConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
KaleidoscopeConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
KaleidoscopeConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Let the Light ShineConcert Band Set and ScoreNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Lindbergh JubileeConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Lindbergh JubileeFull OrchestraNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Lindbergh JubileeSet of String Parts for OrchestraNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Lyric DanceConcert BandLudwig Music Pub. Co.
Pacific SceneConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Presidents TrioTrumpet Trio with Band AccompanimentShawnee Press
Rondo for PercussionPercussion EnsembleMusic for Percussion, Inc
Serenade for Solo Alto SaxophoneAlto Sax Solo with Piano AccompanimentShawnee Press
Serenade for Solo Alto Saxophone and BandAlto Sax Solo with Band AccompanimentShawnee Press
Sing a New SongConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Sing a New SongChorus SATBNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Summer in Central ParkConcert Band, Score and PartsNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
Symphonic Jazz SuiteConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.
TM BluesConcert BandNeil A. Kjos Music Co.