Blue Ridge, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Medley, arranged by Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk Songs
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This attractive medley contains four traditional folksongs from the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are located in the eastern United States. The spirited Jack-a-Roe initially highlights the trombones and euphoniums. The slower, more legato Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies is a plaintive melody first played by the flutes and horns. Next, an innovative version of Tom Dooley, then the concluding Barbara Allan. Each folk song presentation is set apart by colorful transitional material.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Klpac Symphonic Band (Kuala Lumpur, Malasia) (Cheryl Mah, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) - 11 May 2018
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Brian Ewing, conductor) – 22 April 2018
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 15 October 2017

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