Walk in the Morning Sun, A
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, available exclusively though C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00 | Score Only - $5.00
(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)
None discovered thus far.
While growing up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. in the 1950s, some of the first orchestral music I heard was written by Leroy Anderson. The town's radio station, WDOR, had a noon show that featured area news, community events, obituaries and local gossip, with musical interludes sprinkled in.
Although Leroy Anderson had been composing since the 1930s, this was the time when he was experiencing the greatest commercial success, and his orchestral miniatures with a staple on WDOR. Blue Tango, A Trumpeter's Lullaby, The Syncopated Clock, and, of course, Sleigh Ride are only a partial list of this master tunesmith's orchestral gems.
A Walk in the Morning Sun is a musical "tip of the hat" to Leroy Anderson's unique style and contribution to American music.
- Program Note by composer
None discovered thus far.
- Georgia: IV
- Louisiana: III
- Texas: III. Complete
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Texas A&M University (College Station) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 24 November 2019
- Tar River Community Band (Greenville, N.C.) (James E. Mauser, Jr., conductor) – 23 March 2019
- California State University, Northridge, Wind Symphony (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 8 November 2017
- Pikes Peak Wind Symphony (Richard Kusik, conductor) - 2012
Works for Winds by this Composer
- American Riversongs (1991)
- American Sketches (2014)
- At the Old Camp Ground (2017)
- The Cat's Pajamas (2018)
- Caribbean Rondo (2009)
- Come to the Fair!
- Early One Morning (as arranger) (2005)
- English Country Settings (1997)
- Great American West Suite, The (2013)
- In the Forest of the King (2000)
- Legends and Heroes (2003)
- Minka's Sleigh Ride (2007)
- Music for the King's Delight (2007)
- Overture on a Minstrel Tune (1979)
- Prairie Songs (1998)
- Prospect (1983)
- Red River Valley, The (as arranger) (2001)
- Song of the Mountain Horn (as arranger) (2013)
- Songs of the Plains (2015)
- Suite of Old French Songs (2015)
- The Thunder and the Roar (2004)
- The Voyageurs (2002)
- Walk in the Morning Sun, A (2010)
- Winds A' "Whispering" (as arranger) (1920/2009)
- Yorkshire Folk Song Suite (2016)
- La Plante, P. (2010). A Walk in the Morning Sun [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
- Moorhouse, Christopher. "A Walk in the Morning Sun." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 183-190. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.