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Colonial Airs and Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Jager

Robert Jager


General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Movements

1. The Contented Farmer – 1:50
2. The Thirsty Topper – 1:15
3. The Debtor's Welcome – 2:00
4. The King and the Miller – 1 :50
5. Good Advice - 1:45


Instrumentation

Full Score
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
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The five movements of this suite are based on songs from the American colonies written in the 17th century. The melodies have a decidedly English flavor. These settings feature the inherent musical character of each tune rather than the text of the songs for their musical basis. The diverse instrumental color within each movement enhances the contemporary sound of these melodies.

Colonial Airs and Dances was commissioned by the Georgia Music Educators Association in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their first In-Service Conference. The work was premiered January 24, 1987, performed by the Georgia Intercollegiate Band.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Iowa: IV
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: III
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V


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