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Shenandoah (flex)

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Scott Stanton

Traditional, arranged by Scott Stanton


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folksong
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
C Instruments

  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Clarinet

Part 2
C Instruments

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Horn

Horn in F
Part 3
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C.
  • B-flat Trombone T.C.
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Horn
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

Bass Clef

  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello
  • Bassoon

Horn in F
Viola
Part 4
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone T.C.
  • Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Tuba T.C.

Bass Clef

  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello
  • Bassoon

Bass

  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Keyboard Bass
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello
  • Bassoon

Tuba
Keyboards

  • Piano
  • Electric Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Accordion
  • Organ

Timpani
Mallet Percussion

  • Xylophone
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Orchestra Bells

Percussion

  • Bass Drum (or Drum Set)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal

Guitar

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A beautiful setting of this famous melody! It begins with a solo or soli for any instrument(s), then flows in and out of various textures, building to a dramatic finale. Very effective in helping smaller bands sound full and mature. An excellent choice to help develop blend, balance, intonation, and lyrical playing.

- Program Note by publisher


The Shenandoah Valley and the Shenandoah River are located in Virginia. There is disagreement among historians concerning the origins of their names. Some claim that the river and valley were named in the 1750s by the Cherokee as a friendly tribute to a visiting Iroquois Chief named Skenandoah. Others suggest that the region was named not by the Cherokee but by the Senedo Indians of the Virginia Valley. In the Senedo tradition, Shenandoah means “daughter of the moon”, and bears no relation to the Iroquois Chief Skenandoah.

The origins of the folk song are equally obscure, but all date to the 19th century. It has been attributed variously to a coal miner in Pennsylvania, a young protégé of Stephen Foster, and to a housewife in Lexington, Kentucky. Many variants on the melody and text have been handed down through the years, the most popular telling the story of an early settler’s love for a Native American woman.

- Program Note from State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band concert program, 17 November 2016


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