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Program Notes

Miniature Set for Band

(1957)

Donald H. White, composer

Miniature Set for Band was composed by Donald H. White late in 1957 and first performed by the DePauw University Concert Band in March 1958. Later that year the work was voted "the most outstanding contribution to the band’s literature for 1958" by the College Band Directors National Association. The collection has five brief movements entitled "Prelude", "Monologue", "Interlude", "Dialogue", and "Postlude". Each exploits a minute idea: a sonority, a melodic fragment, a rhythm, etc. The second movement features a contemplative solo by the flute, while the fourth movement engages a solo trumpet and French horn in dialogue. These solo movements are set apart and enclosed by miniatures calling on the resources of the symphonic band.

—Harold L. Hillyer

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