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Cowboy Rhapsody (Gould)

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Morton Gould

Morton Gould (arr. David Bennett)


General Info

Year: 1940
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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
Bass Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Fluegelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brushes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Block
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblock


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This rhapsody features a number of songs that were sung around campfires and cattle drive of the Old West.

-Program Note by Golden Gate Band


A 1940 composition, Cowboy Rhapsody was first written for band and dedicated to William D. Revelli and the University of Michigan Band. Two years later, it was arranged for orchestra by the composer. It is based upon American cowboy songs: Trail to Mexico, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, Home on the Range, and Little Old Sod Shanty, among others.

- Program Notes from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References