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Slidin' Down the Mississippi

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Clifton Taylor

Medley arranged by Clifton Taylor


Subtitle: A Musical Excursion for Jazz Trombone and Concert Band


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Trombone
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String or Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Pedal Bass Drum (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal, small
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Slidin' Down the Mississippi is a musical excursion for jazz trombone and concert band. The piece features songs associated with cities along the Mississippi River and includes W C Handy's St. Louis Blues (1914) and Memphis Blues (1912) and Way Down Yonder in New Orleans by Henry Creamer and Jay Turner Layton (1922). The arrangement contains many open sections for the soloist to improvise, as well as notated solos.

- Program Note from Mississippi State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 4 March 2020


Three early twentieth-century tunes provide the geographical and musical framework for this fun musical romp: St. Louis Blues and Memphis Blues by W C Handy, and Way Down Yonder in New Orleans by Henry Creamer and Jay Layton. Take your band on a musical riverboat cruise down the muddy Mississippi, and don't forget to bring along the best trombone player you can find.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Media


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Performances

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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Taylor, C.; Handy, W.; Creamer, H.; Layton, J. (2013). Slidin' Down the Mississippi : A Musical Excursion for Jazz Trombone and Concert Band [score]. Grand Mesa Music Publishers: Grand Junction, Colo.