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Song of the Gandy Dancers

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales (opt.)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The "gandy dancers" were railroad workers from a bygone era. In this piece you'll be taken on a stunning journey to this lost time, and hear aural images of railroad scenes and the heartfelt songs of these forgotten laborers. Picturesque and filled with emotional depth.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the 2006-2007 University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: VI-A


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Saucedo, R. (2007). Song of the Gandy Dancers [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.