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Across the Plains

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Daniel Chisham

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Tom-Toms
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


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Program Notes

This piece it taken from an authentic Pueblo Indian “cloud dance”. Programmatic in nature, it is an excellent choice for contest or concert performances and Chisham’s fascinating style of composition gives the piece strong appeal that will make it popular with students and audiences alike

Across the Plains was premiered by the Wichita Public Schools Seventh and Eighth Grade All-City Honor Band, Wichita, Kansas.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site

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