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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

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General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $110.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
English Horn
Bassoon (div.)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Under the auspices of a commission by director Scott Guidry's Lafayette High School Symphonic Band of Lafayette, Louisiana, David Holsinger has completed Graysondance, his third and final installment of the "Children's Dances" – compositions that pay tribute to the diverse personalities of his offspring. Like its predecessors, Havendance and Nilesdance, we find in this composition the exuberant rhythms and mixed metered enthusiasm we expect, but fused with a vigorous allusion to "big band jazz." Graysondance seems to ride forward on splashy riffs, driving bass lines, and punchy spikes of harmony. Does this fit the kid? Well, Grayson started clarinet this year in beginning band, and wears out the family's ears playing Benny Goodman albums. His father is not going to complain, however; it could be a whole lot worse. What if he'd listened to something called "Convoluted Twisted Head-lice Mongers?"

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Minnesota: II
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: VI


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