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Appalachian Dances

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James Curnow

James Curnow


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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, now Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


Movements

1. Jig – 2:15
2. – 3:35
3. – 2:20


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Intriguing modes, authentic rhythms and vivid orchestrational contrasts are hallmarks of James Curnow's masterfully crafted Appalachian Dances. The enchanting authentic Appalachian fiddle melodies are a musical treasure well worth reviving and bringing to the concert band stage. Snap rhythms recall the early heritage of hill country music in the first movement, Jig, which is followed by a richly harmonized air. The piece concludes with a rollicking country breakdown.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


Performances

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  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Community Band/Wind Ensemble (Dale Pendley, conductor) - 15 April 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Pamela L. Klena, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • St. Louis Park (Minn.) Community Band - 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Curnow, J. (2008). Appalachian Dances [score]. Curnow Music: Wilmore, Ky.