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And the grass sings in the meadows

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Travis J. Cross

Travis J Cross

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General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 6:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

and the grass sings in the meadows was commissioned by the City of Fairfax (Va.) Band, Robert Pouliot, music director and conductor. They gave the premiere performance at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

The title of the work comes from the final stanza of the Spring Carol by Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894):

So when the earth is alive with gods,
And the lusty ploughman breaks the sod,
And the grass sings in the meadows,
And the flowers smile in the shadows,
Sits my heart at ease,
Hearing the song of the leas,
Singing the songs of the meadows.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

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  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Kevin Welborn, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Symphonic Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Symphony Band (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Maroon Campus Band (Cassandra Bechard, conductor) – 30 April 2018
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 27 April 2017
  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Ben Loomer, conductor) – 5 March 2017
  • Southern California All-Southern Symphonic Band (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 26 January 2016
  • Orange County (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 4 October 2015
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Travis J. Cross, conductor) - 19 February 2015 (2015 CMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Symphonic Band - 8 March 2014 - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, Lincoln.
  • Iowa State University Wind Ensemble - 7 February 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer