Prairie Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
David Holsinger

David Holsinger

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


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

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-Tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Settled in 1876, Wichita Falls, Texas, became a cattle and grain shipping center after the arrival of the railroad in 1882. One can imagine the hustle and bustle of this cowboy town in those railroad days where the 'rambunctiousness' of the cowhand came face to face with the businesslike demeanor of the mercantile owners and the frontier gentility of the Ladies Society. For my good friends in Region II, I offer this 'celebrative' cowboy dance to commemorate the rip-roaring history that surrounds this portion of the Texas portrait.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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