Minor Forty-Niner

From Wind Repertory Project
David Lovrien

David Lovrien

Subtitle: Minor Alterations on American Folk Songs

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sixteen of America's best-loved folk songs, transposed from major to minor keys in a clever, twisted medley. Can you identify them all? This musical romp is fun to play and fun to listen to, while testing your knowledge of American musical history.

Commissioned by the Colleyville (Tx.) Middle School band in memory of David Zahrndt, fine arts director of the Grapevine-Colleyville School District. Several tunes in the medley were chosen to retrace his career path through Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 4 July 2022

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