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Chautauqua Two-Step

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David Gorham

David Gorham


General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 1:05
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $4.00

Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe (opt. Flute II)
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone (Alto Clarinet)
Bb Trumpet/Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A Chautauqua was an institution that thrived in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These were large gatherings of groups who came to be educated and entertained. Their activities included lectures, debates, concerts, plays, and various different recreational activities. The programs were often present outside or in tents. The "two-step" was a ballroom dance that became very popular in 1985 and 1896 [sic]. It was a dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time, and it fit perfectly with one of the most famous marches ever written, The Washington Post March, by John Philip Sousa. The dance craze with that march took America by storm, and was soon being danced at all of the proper social affairs and dances throughout Western Europe. A piece of music written for this dance became known as a "Two-Step".

- Program Note by composer


The Chautauqua and the two-step dance are early American institutions providing the background for this light work for the young band. One of the most famous Sousa marches --Washington Post-- was a very popular two-step in America and Europe.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Indiana: Junior Band Group II


Performances

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