About this work:
My first published composition by a firm (Templeton Music) which is now defunct and unreachable. Therefore I have concluded that the copyright has reverted to me.
Rondo for Band represents a more conservative style influenced somewhat by Sibelius. It depicts a world of serenity punctuated by more dramatic and climactic sections. It uses traditional harmonic and contrapuntal techniques of the post romatic period.
The recording provided, made in the 60s, does not reflect the scope and power of this work, being made under nonprofessional conditions. It is a performance by the Crane Wind Ensemble c. 1961, Willard Musser, cond.
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Although I, Barton McLean, hold the copyright, I nontheless hereby gladly authorize anyone to make copies and perform the work for noncommercial and/or educational purposes providing that my name is reasonably displayed as the composer. I do not under any circumstances authorize selecting portions of the work to appear intact in another person's composition, or to appear under any other composer's name, without my written signed authorization.