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Arabian Dances

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Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Band Set & Score - $55.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Conductor
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Maracas
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani (3)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

After a long day's journey, the nomads set up camp for the evening. As the sun casts its final searing rays on the desert landscape, a campfire roars to life and the celebration begins. As the sky darkens, the festivities grow wilder and wilder until eventually three groups of revelers take turns dancing at the edge of the fire, each trying to outdo the other. Finally, the entire tribe joins, dancing wildly for hours until the campfire dims and morning grows near.

- Program Notes by Roland Barrett


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Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: III
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: II
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: II. Complete


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