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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Frank Erickson

Frank Erickson

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General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $51.25   |   Score Only (print) - $10.25

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Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Erickson, F. (1954). Black Canyon of the Gunnison [score]. Bourne Co.: New York.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Frank Erickson." Accessed 17 March 2016.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 267-271.