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Scootin’ on Hardrock

From Wind Repertory Project
David Holsinger

David Holsinger


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General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Movements

1. 3:30
2. 2:35
3.


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Afro Crusher
  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Cow Bell
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Granite Blocks
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

About half a mile east of my office on Shady Grove Road, you will cross Hardrock Road, the former main street of Shady Grove Township, Texas. Sitting close to the railroad line between Dallas and Ft. Worth, this little community thrived for its initial 20 years. But when the township was absorbed by Irving and Grand Prairie 30 years ago, Hardrock Road was destined to suffer dearly the abandonment of both a future and "county maintenance". The road runs only about a mile in length, from the entrance to a bankrupted wildlife park on the south, to Rock Island Road, parallel to the old Rock Island Railroad tracks, to the north. There are a number of houses left in the dilapidated neighborhoods. Most are suffering the ravages of too many uncaring renters; however, some still appear neat and cared for, despite their age. Several defunct horse stables and exercise corrals line the road, in addition to a couple of "joints", a small grocery store, a welder's shop, and a number of scrap yards. Located midpoint on Hardrock Road is a cemetery and close by, a vacant lot, where the original Shady Grove Baptist Church stood from 1937 until December 1974, when disgruntled church members allegedly put a torch to the building and burned it down. (And you thought YOUR church board had heated meetings!...).

One doesn't mosey down Hardrock Road anymore. You scoot along because now the only reason to drive through there is to go from somewhere you've been to someplace you haven't. And anyway, only the locals consider the route a shortcut to wherever. But once upon a time, Hardrock Road was the center of town.

- Program Note by David Holsinger


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None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Oakfield, N.Y.) (Philip Briatico, conductor) – 24 November 2019
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 12 August 2018
  • Grand Street (New York) Community Band (Brian Worsdale, conductor)– 4 November 2017
  • Tarleton State University (Stephenson, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Gary Westbrook, conductor) – 9 October 2017
  • United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Richard Henebry, conductor) – 8 June 2017
  • Anoka (Minn.) Ramsey Community College Concert Band (Samuel Bergstrom, conductor) – 24 April 2017
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Craig A. Hancock, conductor) – 9 April 2017
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Youth Wind Symphony (Daniel Crain, conductor) – 26 February 2017
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 3 February 2017
  • Knightwind Ensemble [Milwaukee, Wisc.] (Erik Janners, conductor) - 1 April 2012


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