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Song for Friends, A (flex)

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Larry Daehn

Larry Daehn


General Info

Year: 1997 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
C Instruments

  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Violin
  • Guitar

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 2
C Instruments

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in E-flat

Horn in F
Part 3
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • Horn in E-flat

Bass Clef

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello

Horn in F
Viola
Part 4
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

Bass Clef Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello

Part 5
B-flat Bass T.C.

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tuba T.C.

E-flat Bass T.C.

  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • E-flat Tuba

Bass Part

  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Keyboard Bass

Tuba
Keyboards (optional)

  • Piano
  • Electric Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Accordion
  • Organ

Mallet Percussion (optional)

  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Percussion

  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Larry Daehn’s beautiful and moving A Song for Friends has been a staple of band literature for decades, and this new “Build-A-Band’ arrangement makes it accessible for small ensembles, as well as those with instrumentation challenges. This unique composition for young bands encourages players to focus on making beautiful music together through providing a lovely melody, uncomplicated rhythms and smooth harmonies. A simple, moving tribute to friendship.

- Program Note from publisher


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