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Poor Wayfaring Stranger

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen Jr


Subtitle: Mvt. 1 from Three Folk Song Settings for Band


General Info

Year: 2007 / 2012
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large, medium and small
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


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Program Notes

Three Folk Song Settings for Band is comprised of three folk songs, each opening with a similar motive of a rising fifth followed by a descending second. This unifying motive sets the foundation for the entire suite and is used both harmonically and melodically in each of the three movements.

The Opening movement, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, is a dramatic and dark representation of the well-known song.

Three Folk Song Settings for Band was commissioned by Russ Kramer and the Mason City (Ia.) High School Symphonic Band and premiered in 2007.

- Program Note from score


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