Down in Some Lonesome Valley

From Wind Repertory Project
Douglas E. Wagner

Arranged by Douglas E Wagner

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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

An unforgettable ballad that you'll be sure you've heard it before. Rolling melodies with charismatic dynamic swells warm the hearts of listeners and performers alike.

- Program Note from publisher

This work appears to be an adaptation of the folk song Pretty Saro, the first line of which reads: "Down in some lonesome valley, down in some lone place."

Pretty Saro (Roud 417) is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s.The song died out in England by the mid-eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America (particularly in the Appalachian Mountains) in the early twentieth century, where it had been preserved through oral traditions.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


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