On the Trail (arr Bennett)

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Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (arr. David Bennett)

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General Info

Year: 1931 / 1951
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat 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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Coconut Shells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On the Trail is the third movement of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite. As described in the composer's explanation for this piece, the musical scene being portrayed makes reference to a donkey ride through the gorge. The use of grace notes, coupled with the short-long rhythmic pattern of the piece help to create the imagery of the movement.

- Program Note from Internet Archive Wayback Machine


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State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


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  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) – 6 May 2016

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