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Cumberland Cross

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Carl Strommen

Carl Strommen

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
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
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Carl's original work explores the rich American folk style in two sections. The first has broad, moving harmonies under a Shenandoah-like melody, and the second a lively dance reminiscent of Copland.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Arkansas: II
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wayne (Neb.) State College symphonic band (Anthony Baird, conductor) - 12 April 2022
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 9 February 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band II (Daniel Kirk, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • South Oldham High School (Crestwood, Ky.) Concert Band (Ryan McAllister, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire High School 9-10 Blue Honor Band (Chris Gleason, conductor) - 2 November 2019
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Concert Band (Jenna Kirk, conductor) – 12 March 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Longhorn Concert Band (Scott Hanna, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Sharon Toulouse, conductor) – 25 April 2017
  • Pacheco High School (Los Baños, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Rogelio Garibay, conductor) - 12 March 2016 (2016 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • American Senior High School Concert Band - 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sundance (Flex instrumentation) (2012/2014)

All Wind Works


  • Carl Strommen website Accessed 8 September 2021
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 254-158.
  • Rudgers, Gregory B. Cumberland Cross. MBM Times, Issue 6 (2012), 54.
  • Strommen, C. (1995). Cumberland Cross [score]. Alfred Pub.: Van Nuys Calif.