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Mountain Dance

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Ed Kiefer

Ed Kiefer


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

On a recent trip to the mountains of western North Carolina I had the opportunity to hear some fine bluegrass musicians performing at a small restaurant. They love their music and it showed! On the way home I began to think about how to transfer that joy into a piece for band, and Mountain Dance was the result.

The composition is based on three common Appalachian mountain tunes, Cluck Old Hen, Sourwood Mountain, and Poor Polly, which are weaved together throughout the piece. At times, the piece has traces of sounds from the Irish, who settled the Appalachian Mountains.

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by Reagan High School Band, Philip Riggs, Director; and Abingdon High School Band, Gary Holley, Director.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Kiefer, E. (2008). Mountain Dance [score]. Carl Fischer: New York: N.Y.