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American Folk Tune Adventure

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David Gorham

David Gorham

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone (Alto Clarinet)
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the mountains of the Appalachians to the shores of the seas, America's history is reflected in its folksongs. Two of these song, Sweet Betsy From Pike and Frog Went A-courtin' are presented here and provide young bands an excellent opportunity to work on contrasting styles, with a slow, expressive section followed by a happy, rollicking ending.

-Program Note from publisher

From the mountains of the Appalachians, through the Ozarks; from the backwoods to the seaside, America's history is reflected in its folksongs. Two of these songs are presented in this composition, providing the young band with the opportunity to continue to develop the musical concepts of style, beginning with the slow, smooth opening song, to the happy, rollicking, separated section which follows. Students and audiences alike will enjoy this new folksong setting by David Gorham.

-Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Georgia: II
  • Oklahoma: 1A
  • Texas: I. Complete
  • Virginia: II


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