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American Folk Rhapsody I

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Clare Grundman

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General Info

Year: 1948
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $11.95


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Eb Clarinet
Bb Solo Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets Solo- I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The first of four American Folk Rhapsodies, this superb work, originally written in 1948, is a wonderful example of both U.S. school band literature and the exceptional writing/arranging skills of Clare Grundman. Including: My Little Mohee (more commonly known as On Top of Old Smokey); Shantyman's Life; Sourwood Mountain and Sweet Betsy from Pike, this is an outstanding, proven work for both concert and contest.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III. Complete
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band.Class B Std Rep


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  • Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, N.Y.) Concert Band (Barbara Seaton) – 22 May 2019
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Univerity Band (Trey Harris, conductor) - 1 October 2018
  • New Horizons Band (Iowa City, Iowa) (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 24 June 2018
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band (Leonard Lutz, conductor) – 17 April 2016
  • Kearsarge Community Band (New London, N.H.) (John Leland, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Tex.) (Paul Hogue, conductor) - 12 October 2014
  • Magee Wind Ensemble (Kerrisdale, BC) (Christopher Haas, conductor) - 4 April 2012

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