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Selections from "Clorindy" and "In Dahomey"

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Will Marion Cook

Will Marion Cook (arr. James Lamb)

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Explore the ground-breaking music of Will Marion Cook. Clorindy, or The Origin of the Cake Walk (1898), broke the color barrier on Broadway and won accolades for Cook and lyricist/poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. In Dahomey (1903) was the first production to open in a major Broadway theater that was written and performed entirely by Black Americans. This ran for four years, first on Broadway then two tours in the U.S. and the United Kingdom before returning to New York. These were landmark productions that introduced America and Europe to Black music. Selections include Darktown Is Out Tonight, Who Dat, Molly Green, and On Emancipation Day.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton) Superior Wind Symphony (Michael Christianson, conductor) - 2020

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