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Blue Ridge Rhapsody

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John Kinyon

John Kinyon

General Info

Year: 1982
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
Flute (doubling Piccolo)
Oboe (or 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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In A-B-A form, this piece consists of two major themes, both of which are stated in the 16-measure introductory section. Although the composition is in large part romantic in style, it offers young performers an opportunity to experience the spritely 6/8 of the Allegro moderato as well as the romantic legato of the Andante cantabile section.

Many acquaintances of the author, band directors with consistently splendid music programs, teach in the area of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of the eastern United States. It is to these friends, and in particular to Diana Love and her fine young musicians at the Sandusky Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, that this composition is dedicated. Blue Ridge Rhapsody was first performed in the spring of 1982 in Lynchburg, the composer conducting.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III


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