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Overture from "Folk Suite"

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Morton Gould

Morton Gould (trans. Philip J. Lang)


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General Info

Year: 1959
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestral Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This overture is the first movement from Gould's Folk Suite. The other movements are Blues and Jig. The work demonstrates Gould's skilled craft of orchestration along with his ability to create tuneful exceptional American melodies.

- Program Note from Utah Valley University Wind Symphony concert program, 13 March 2012


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State Ratings

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Performances

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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, 117. Print.
  • Gould, M.; Lang, P. (1959). Folk Suite. Overture [score]. Mills Music: New York.