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Chinese Folk Song Medley

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Robert Garofalo

Robert Garofalo

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk songs
Publisher: Grand Mesa
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

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

Players singing (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chinese Folk Song Medley uses two pentatonic melodies separated by a short four-measure transition. The first, The Purple Bamboo, is a love song about the gift of a flute and is performed in canon during its second repetition. The second, Yangtze Boatmen's Song, is a river work song. This arrangement includes optional singing parts for each folk song.

- Program Note from McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band concert program, 22 December 2006


State Ratings

  • Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Garofalo, R. (1999). Chinese Folk Song Medley: For Band [score]. Grand Mesa Music: Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Perusal score