Country Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Greg Danner

Greg Danner


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 16:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Movements

1. Tempest - 4:10
2. Far from Home – 7:40
3. Devil's Dream – 4:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

An appealing three movement original. Movement 1 is titled Tempest and has a Celtic dance-like character. Movement 2, Far From Home, is quiet with a sad feeling of longing for home while the third movement, Devil's Dream, lifts the spirits with a lively Irish jig.

- Program Note from publisher


The country dance, or “contradance” has a rich tradition in America. Although related to the more familiar square dance, the style is markedly different. Rather than the square set of four couples, any number of couples arranged in lines make up a contradance. The music of the contradance is mostly traditional tunes, with roots in the British Isles and New England.

It is this music – the jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, schottisches, and fiddler’s reels – that brings the beauty and excitement to the dance. The tuneful melodies, rustic harmonies, and invigorating rhythms are truly a part of our American heritage.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 6 March 2016


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Danner, G. (2006). Country Dances [score]. C. Alan: Greensboro, N.C.