Mississippi Suite Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (trans. David Bennett)

General Info

Year: 1926 / 1954
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Leo Feist
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


1. Father of Waters
2. Huckleberry Finn
3. Old Crede Days
4. Mardi Gras


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II
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
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone (or Orchestra Bells)
  • Wood Blocks (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mississippi; Tone Journey is a 1926 orchestral suite in four movements by Ferde Grofé, depicting scenes along a journey down the Mississippi River from its headwaters of Minnesota to New Orleans.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Virginia (Alexandria) Grand Military Band (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 23 September 2023
  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield, Va.) (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 8 July 2022
  • Ole Brook Wind Symphony (Brookhaven, Miss.) (Leroy Smith, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Beckett, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • King's Park (Fairfax, Va.) Concert Band (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 9 November 2014
  • Ramsey Wind Symphony (Rockland, N.Y.) (Charles Yassky, conductor) - 21 March 2010

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