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American Road, The

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Jerry Brubaker

Jerry Brubaker

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Electric Bass (optional)
Synthesizer (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-hat Cymbals
  • Ratchet
  • Siren
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblocks (or Temple Blocks)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The American Road was commissioned by The Association of Concert Bands. This new work by Jerry Brubaker is a musical excursion into the American driving experience. The piece has subtitles for each section, most of which need no explanation.

  • Call of the Open Road
  • Wide Open Spaces – Imagine the grandeur of a road where you can see for miles
  • Purple Mountain Majesty – Inspired by the Trail Ridge Pass in Colorado
  • Morning Rush Hour – The joy of the daily commute into the city
  • The Expressway
  • Gridlock – Suddenly all traffic stops and in the distance you hear the chiming of the clock tower telling you that you are late for work.
  • Covered Bridges – Seek out one of America's treasured covered bridges and you are bound to find yourself on a picturesque country road which will take you back to a simpler time.
  • Our Favorite Road – This can be the road to the beach or the mountains or just cruisin' on a sunny day with the top down!

The composer hopes that this piece makes you want to pack up the car and see the USA.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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