Instrumentation: Concert Band
Duration: 13 minutes
Small groups of instruments within the band assume soloist roles throughout the piece, hence the term concertante in the title. It is strictly absolute music. To program this score effectively, it could be placed between a concert opener and a slightly larger work with a brilliant ending before the intermission. It could also be used to open the second half of a concert and precede a larger work that would not fill a half of a program by itself.