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Blue Ridge Saga

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen


General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A folksetting composition that reflects on the beauty and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Blue Ridge Saga was commissioned by the band directors of the Northwestern District Bandmasters Association and dedicated to the 1989-1990 All District Junior High School Band, Morganton, North Carolina.

Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Cape Fear (N.C.) High School Concert Band (Michael Williams, conductor) - 10 March 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Nicholas Waldron, conductor) – 25 March 2019
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 10 Symphonic Band (Krista Bryson, conductor) - 7 December 2017
  • Three Oaks Senior High School (Summerside, PEI) Grade 10 Symphonic Band (Natalie Hardy, conductor) - 7 December 2015 + Various years beforehand

Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Swearingen, J. (1990). Blue Ridge Saga [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.