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Grizzly Bear Rag

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Timothy Broege

Timothy Broege

General Info

Year: 1973 / 1994
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Jazz ensemble
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
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
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Wood Block (optional)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Grizzly Bear Rag began life in 1973 as a ragtime piece for a small jazz ensemble. After several transformations it was published for the Manasquan School Band of New jersey in 1994. The frequently heard trombone glissandi always sounded to the composer like a bear’s growl. Ever since, this rag has paid tribute to the North American grizzly.

- Program Note from New Hampshire Youth Band concert program, 18 November 2021


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • New Hampshire (Durham) Youth Band (Mark DeTurk, conductor) - 18 November 2021

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