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Kachina: Chant and Spirit Dance

From Wind Repertory Project
Anne McGinty

Anne McGinty


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
Cornets/Trumpet I-II
Horn/Tenor Saxophone (optional)
Low Brass and Woodwinds
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom, large


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This work depicts the supernatural being associated with ancestral spirits, the kachina, from Pueblo Indian culture. Here is a great musical and multicultural teaching piece with intriguing percussion and a plaintive chant that builds to a spirit dance celebrating the kachina's link between gods and mortals.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Georgia: II
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Michigan: Junior High C
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • McGinty, A. (1994). Kachina: Chant and Spirit Dance [score]. Edmondson & McGinty: [U.S.]
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 169-173.