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Armenian Rhapsody

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Johnnie Vinson

Johnnie Vinson

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The music of Armenia, with its long history of folk songs (many collected and catalogued by Komitas Vartapet (1869-1935), a prominent Armenian priest and musicologist), has a fascinating uniqueness and distinctive flavor. This appealing setting uses five traditional Armenian melodies in a rhapsodic approach for band. Johnnie Vinson skillfully combines bold statements and driving rhythmic figures, contrasted with beautiful yet simple melodies, in a work that provides both excitement and variety

This work was commissioned by the Association of Texas Small School Bands for the 2017 ATSSB All-State Symphonic Band and was premiered in February 2017 at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio.

- Program Note by publisher and T.A. Howard Middle School Honor Band concert program, 21 December 2017

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • West Virginia: I


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