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American Variations

From Wind Repertory Project
Jerry H. Bilik

Jerry H. Bilik

General Info

Year: 1970
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jerry Bilik Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Cowbell
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A musical portrait of the United States as a series of ethnic variations on a single theme – in this case, one of the earliest popular songs of the original colonies: Barbara Allen. The folk tune travels through Italian, Spanish, Irish, Russian and Israeli neighborhoods and is taught to dance, rock out and even to sing the blues.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: II


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