American Folk Rhapsody No. 3

From Wind Repertory Project
Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

This work bears the designation QMB Journal 365

General Info

Year: 1970
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As in the first two American Folk Rhapsodies, Grundman’s purpose here was to give a fresh and interesting treatment to some familiar, yet not hackneyed, American songs— songs that have persisted through our history as a nation, and which have improved with age. Included are Colorado Trail: Git Along Little Dogies, the poignant ballad Careless Love, and the lively and more familiar classic barndance tune Turkey in the Straw. The rhapsody closes with a reprise of Careless Love interspersed with other songs.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1970). American Folk Rhapsody No. 3 [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [Oceanside, N.Y.]
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 536