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Chester Osborne

Chester Osborne

Subtitle: A Folk Song Suite

General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk Songs
Publisher: William Allen Music, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


1. The Miller's Dram
2. Along the Ocean Shore
3. The Blacksmith and His Song


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This suite of three movements is derived from ancient Irish or Gaelic melodies. It includes The Miller’s Dram, Along The Ocean Shore, and The Blacksmith And His Son.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: II
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • North Carolina: III
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: I. (Play 2 contrasting mvts.)
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: II


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