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Pioneer Spirit, The

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Michael Story

Michael Story

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Band Set & Score - $55.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle

World Parts, including:

  • Horn in E-flat
  • Trombone in Bb Bass Clef
  • Trombone in Bb Treble Clef
  • Baritone in Bb Bass Clef
  • Tuba in Eb Bass Clef
  • Tuba in Eb Treble Clef
  • Tuba in Bb Bass Clef
  • Tuba in Bb Treble Clef


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The 'pioneer spirit' is not just limited to the brave men and women who forged into the unknown wilderness of our vast country during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today, it also embraces risk-taking and innovative thinking, two traits that move mankind in a constant forward direction. Moreover, these are two traits that the Lampeter-Strasburg, Pennsylvania, School District tries to develop and reinforce in its students - traits that they can utilize as they move forward into their respective futures.

"The Pioneer Spirit" was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Martin Meylin Middle School 6th Grade Band of Lampeter, PA, and was premiered by this fine ensemble in May, 2009, under the baton of the composer.

-Program Notes by composer



None discovered thus far.

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