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Appalachian Air

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Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey


General Info

Year: 2003 / 2021
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

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Program Notes

Appalachian Air is based on the classic folk tune The Poor Wayfaring Stranger. With roots from an old Irish melody, this song was passed on by word of mouth throughout the Appalachian Mountains for many years. The message carried by the song is a powerful one -- although life may be full of woe and sorrow now, there is hope for salvation and a much brighter tomorrow.

From the warmth of the opening chords in Appalachian Air you begin to sense the breadth of this impressive piece. The first half is poignant and touching, followed by a surprisingly exuberant and uplifting second half. The fresh scoring and imaginative rhythmic interplay create an exceptional artistic work.

- Program Note from publisher


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