From Wind Repertory Project
Harold L. Walters

Harold L. Walters

Subtitle: Folk Festival for Band

General Info

Year: 1963
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Rubank, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Here is a whimsical look at some of America's favorite folk songs. The slow tempo in the beginning includes Frankie And Johnny, Lonesome Road, and John Henry. With a change to a faster tempo, various sections of the band are featured with Chicken Reel, Michael, Row the Boat, and Arkansas Traveler. I'm On My Way and Down by the Riverside finish out this exuberant medley in rousing style.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band (Newhall, Calif.) (Tim Durand, conductor) - 4 November 2023
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • Orcas Island (Eastsound, Wash.) Band (Karen Kay Speck, conductor) - 2 Jun 2018
  • Hertford College Wind Band (Tom Sears, conductor) – March 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Walters, H. (1963). Hootenanny : Folk Festival for Band [score]. Rubank, Inc.: Miami, Fla.