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Songs from the Heartland

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Russel Mikkelson

Russel Mikkelson, in cooperation with graduate conducting students Brian Sze, Lisa Galvin and Zachary Roberts

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This medley is totally unique in that it was written as a collaborative effort by graduate conducting students and their instructor. Included are American folks songs The Boatman's Dance, Dixie, and Old Dan Tucker.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Grade B


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 330.