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Swamp Rabbit Stomp

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney


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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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 Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The swamp rabbit is a large furry member of the cottontail family, indigenous to swamps and wetlands of the southern United States, and reportedly docile and agreeable. Creating a brief moment of notoriety of his species, one swamp rabbit in 1979 had a famous encounter with President Jimmy Carter while the president was fishing from a small boat. The incident became known as the killer rabbit attack, but from all accounts ended harmlessly enough for all concerned. Of greater lasting value is the “Swamp Rabbit Trail” which winds a scenic and beautiful path in the Greenville area of South Carolina and pass through the campus of Furman University.

Commissioned by the 2015 South Carolina All-State Junior Band and written to celebrate the natural scenic beauty of that state's famed Swamp Rabbit Trail, Michael Sweeney's Swamp Rabbit Stomp is a joyous romp of rhythm and harmony. Exploring layers of sounds as well as an expanded role for the percussion section, this work also calls for a middle section where all members of the band perform with egg shakers.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

None discovered thus far.