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American Emblem

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Bill Calhoun

Bill Calhoun

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute 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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This new piece from composer Bill Calhoun is a distinctly American work for concert band that has potential as patriotic tribute to our great land. Starting with an open sounding fanfare, the piece leads to a truly American-style melodic figure before developing variations on Yankee Doodle in ways reminiscent of other great American composers. This is followed by a heartfelt middle section, leading to a stunning climax with the opening material returning for an upbeat conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bill Calhoun website Accessed 23 June 2021
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.10 (2016): 42. Print