On the Trail from ''Grand Canyon Suite''

From Wind Repertory Project
Ferde Grofé

Ferde Grofé (arr. Erik Leidzén)


General Info

Year: 1931 / 1935
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robbins
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Drums (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Grand Canyon Suite is a suite for orchestra by Ferde Grofé, composed between 1929 and 1931. It was initially titled "Five Pictures of the Grand Canyon". It consists of five movements, each an evocation in tone of a particular scene typical of the Grand Canyon. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra gave the first public performance of the work, in concert at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago on November 22, 1931.

The movements of the suite are Sunrise, Painted Desert, On the Trail, Sunset and Cloudburst.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Maryland Winds (Columbia) (Timothy Holtan, conductor) - 14 January 2020
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) - 27 July 2017
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Orwell, conductor) - 9 May 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 129. Print.
  • Grand Canyon Suite, Wikipedia
  • Grofé, F.; Leidzén, E. (1935). On the Trail [score]. Robbins Music Corp.: New York.