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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Frank Erickson

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General Info

Year: 1954
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $51.25   |   Score Only (print) - $10.25

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

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

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is an American national park located in western Colorado and managed by the National Park Service.

The Gunnison River drops an average of 34 feet per mile (6.4 m/km) through the entire canyon, making it the fifth steepest mountain descent in North America. The greatest descent of the Gunnison River occurs within the park at Chasm View dropping 240 feet per mile (45 m/km).[4] The Black Canyon is so named because its steepness makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate into its depths. As a result, the canyon is often shrouded in shadow, causing the rocky walls to appear black. At its narrowest point the canyon is only 40 ft (12 m) wide at the river.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Maryland: III
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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