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Follow the River

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone II/E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Synthesizer (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong, large
  • Mark Tree
  • Rainstick, large
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle, small
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes, bamboo


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This haunting and distinctive work is based on a novel by celebrated author/historian James Alexander Thom. Melodies in both minor and major tell the 1755 true account of a young woman who, after having escaped from the Shawnee Indians, tries to find her way home. With the Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles begins a one thousand mile journey through the wilderness in her valiant attempt to reach that goal. The addition of intriguing percussion parts and optional piano/synthesizer makes this a remarkable story.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the University of George Bands, F. David Romines, associate director of bands.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Swearingen, J.; Thom, J. (2004). Follow the River [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.