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Deep River

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Traditional (arr. Henderson) (arr. John Moss)


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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 2:26
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Deep River is an anonymous spiritual of African American origin. It has been sung in several films, including the 1929 film version of Show Boat, although it was not used in the original show. The melody was also adapted into the popular song Dear Old Southland, in 1921. Actor and singer Paul Robeson performed Deep River accompanied by a large male chorus in the 1940 movie The Proud Valley. At least one commentator has suggested that the song is intended to offer advice to slaves who want to run away, i.e., you should escape via a "river" to your "home…over Jordan" because the water will wash away your scent.

-Program Note from Wikipedia


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