All Aboard the Hoodlebug

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Zare

Roger Zare

This is the first movement of the composer's Ghost Town Triptych

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

There are first, second and third parts for each wind voice.

Full Score
C Treble Clef

  • Flute
  • Oboe

B-flat Treble Clef

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Treble Clef

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

F Treble Clef

  • Horn in F

C Bass Clef

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Anvil (or loud metallic found instrument)
  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

All Aboard the Hoodlebug is inspired by the old passenger train known as the Hoodlebug that was common in the area. The towns relied on railroads that cut through the mountainous and difficult terrain. Listen for the train crossing bells as you take a trip from one town to another.

- Program Note from publisher

Performance Notes

All Aboard the Hoodlebug may be performed by itself, or may be performed as part of a set of three pieces, each inspired by a part of the historic area of Pennsylvania's Blacklick Valley. If performed as a set, the suggested order is: 1 All Aboard the Hoodlebug, 2. Laurel Run, 3. Buena Vista Furnace.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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