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Spearfish Canyon

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Jared Barnes

Jared Barnes

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $58.00; (digital) - $58.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Enjoy a musical romp through this beautiful section of the Black Hills National Forest. From the bold chords of the opening statement to the lush, shifting harmonic progressions, this piece captures the grandeur of the canyon's majestic mountains, as well as the winding waters and trickling falls of this true masterpiece of nature.

- Program Note from publisher

Spearfish Canyon embraces American imagery of vast mountain ranges and serene backgrounds of our national parks and forests. The adventuresome spirit and American nostalgia unquestionably reference the compositional style of such giants as Aaron Copland (in The Tender Land and Appalachian Aring) and Ferde Grofe (in Grand Canyon Suite and Mississippi Suite.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band

Spearfish Canyon is a deep but narrow gorge carved by Spearfish Creek located in Lawrence County, South Dakota, just south of Spearfish. The canyon is located within the Black Hills, located on the northern edge of the Black Hills National Forest. This area is truly a crossroads, and trees and plants from Rocky Mountains, eastern woodlands, northern forests, and the Great Plains areas can be found here.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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