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Ralph Hultgren

Ralph Hultgren

General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 10:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brolga Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $205.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba/String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Lagerphone
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bushdance was written to feature the songs of the bushdance and to portray the excitement of the trip to and participation in the evening's entertainment.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Virginia: V


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  • Ohio University (Athens) Symphonic Band (Richard Suk, conductor) – 13 February 2018
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 3 November 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Hultgren, R. (1991). Bushdance [score]. Brolga Music: Red Hill, Queensland.