Southwestern Wildflowers

From Wind Repertory Project
Randol Alan Bass

Randol Alan Bass

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 12:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


1. Red River Valley
2. Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo
3. Green Grow Lilacs
4. Yellow Rose of Texas
5. Finale: I've Been Working On The Railroad


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Roto-toms
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For symphonic band. First Edition. Commissioned by the Austin Symphonic Band. A suite of folk song arrangements including: Red River Valley; Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo; Green Grow the Lilacs; The Yellow Roses of Texas and I've Been Workin' on the Railroad.

Suites of folksongs have certainly held places of importance in the repertoire of the concert band including works by Holst, Vaughn-Williams, Grainger, Milhaud and others. Randol Bass brings us this exceptional folksong suite based on five very well-known American folksongs.

- Program note by publisher

Southwestern Wildflowers was commissioned and premiered by the Austin Symphonic Band, which Mr. Bass founded and directed until 1986. This piece is a modern harmonic tribute to folk songs popular during the 1800s.

- Program notes by Karen Berry for the Sam Jose Wind Symphony


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Tex.) (Bob Bryant, conductor) – 5 March 2017
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 13 April 2014
  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 27 January 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.