Five Folk Songs For Soprano and Band
1. Mrs. McGrath - 3:43
2. All the Pretty Little Horses - 6:30
3. Yerakina - 2:40
4. El Burro - 4:15
5. A Fiddler - 2:05
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Sleigh Bells
- Snare Drum
- Tenor Drum
- Wood Block
None discovered thus far.
Bernard Gilmore’s signature piece, Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band, is a folk song arrangement composed in 1963 for the annual conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and published by Maecenas Music. It has enjoyed countless performances nationwide and internationally. This composition is the first major work written expressly for soprano and band and was awarded "Best Original Composition" at the CBDNA Biennial Conference in 1967.
Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band contains five movements, each of which is in a different language. The complexity of the soprano having to learn a variety of languages can make the work difficult to learn. Nevertheless, the piece has been widely adopted as standard music repertoire in the university setting.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
- Five Folksongs for Soprano and Band has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
- Audio: Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown
- Audio CD: Cincinnati Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Barbara Paré, soprano) - 1995
- Audio CD: United States Military Academy Band (David Deitrick, conductor; Mary Kay Messenger, soprano) – 2000
None discovered thus far.
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- DePaul University (Chicago, Ill.) Wind Symphony (Matthew Schlomer, conductor; Georgiana Adams, soprano) – 21 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 North Central Division Conference, Chicago, Ill.)
- Arkansas Tech University (Russellville) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Daniel A. Belongia, conductor; Holly Ruth Gale, soprano) – 28 April 2019
- United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Richard Wyman, conductor) – 18 March 2018
- McGill University Wind Symphony (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 17 March 2017
- University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis; Aidan Soder, mezzo soprano) – 2 November 2015
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble (John A. Climer, conductor; Tanya Kruse Ruck, soprano) – 15 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
- Los Angeles Symphonic Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor; Christina Kushnik Roszhart, soprano) - 26 October 2014
- Community Band of Brevard (Merritt Island, Fla.) (Marion A. Scott, conductor)] - 17 March 2013
- Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor; Heather O’Connor, soprano) - 8 March 2012
- United States Military Academy Band (West Point, N.Y.) (David Deitrick, conductor; Mary Kay Messenger, soprano) – 23 December 2000 (2000 Midwest Clinic)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Distant Sundays (1999)
- Fantasy Variations on St. Anthony Chorale (1992)
- Five Folk Songs For Soprano and Band (1965)
- Isle's Triptych (1998)
- Bernard Gilmore, Wikipedia
- Gilmore, B. (19--) Five Folksongs: For Soprano and Band [score].
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Bernard Gilmore." Accessed 27 October 2014
- Perusal score