Appalachian Dreams

From Wind Repertory Project
Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum, large
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Gong
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Tom, high (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Bandsmen clapping


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece is based on material borrowed from two English folk songs popular in the Southern Appalachians during the early years of American history. The first, Going to Boston, is an old melody made popular during the Revolutionary War era. Offering a tempo and rhythmic pattern that made it useful for singing while on the march, this folk song paid tribute to Boston's prestige as a trading port and as the cradle of the American Revolution.

The second folk song, Solder, Won't You Marry Me, is a somewhat wry commentary on the fact that colonial militiamen were responsible for their own outfitting with clothes, guns, boots, etc., as the government in those days assumed no such responsibility for these items. The tune is certainly of English origin, but its popularity in the United States and the numerous ways and forms in which it has been sung could arguably entitle it for consideration as a traditional American folk song.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.10 (2016): 41-42. Print