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Five American Folk-Songs

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Elie Siegmeister

Elie Siegmeister

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General Info

Year: 1949
Duration: c. 8:00
Movements: Five
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer (may be out of print)
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only - Unknown


1. Sourwood Mountain
2. Doney Gal
3. The Monkey's Wedding
4. Black is the color of my true love's hair
5. M'sieu Bainjo


Condensed Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Eb Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II (percussion breakdown needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Five American Folk-Songs, set for band by Elie Siegmeister, is a suite of short, practical compositions intended for school bands. An attempt has been made to create musically interesting pieces from the melodies of American folk heritage, at the same time keeping in mind the capabilities of elementary school groups. This material should appeal to audiences because of its traditional spirit. The five pieces may be played as a suite, as separate compositions, or in any combination of two, three, or four numbers selected at the discretion of the conductor. The folk melodies reflect the music of the American people in various parts of the nation and are a portrayal of native moods, gay, pensive, humorous, lyrical, and sarcastic.

-Program Note from Score


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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