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Mississippi Suite Overture

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Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (arr. David Bennett)

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General Info

Year: 1925 / 1954
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Leo Feist
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

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1. Father of Waters
2. Huckleberry Finn
3. Old Crede Days
4. Mardi Gras


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone (or Orchestra Bells)
  • Wood Blocks (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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State Ratings

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  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield, Va.) (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 8 July 2022
  • Ole Brook Wind Symphony (Brookhaven, Miss.) (Leroy Smith, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Beckett, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • King's Park (Fairfax, Va.) Concert Band (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 9 November 2014
  • Ramsey Wind Symphony (Rockland, N.Y.) (Charles Yassky, conductor) - 21 March 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Ferde Grofe." Accessed 7 November 2014
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 128. Print.
  • Grofé, F.; Bennett, D. (1954). Mississippi Suite Overture [score]. Leo Feist, Inc.: New York.