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Texas, Our Texas (arr. Lovrien)

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William J. Marsh

William Marsh (arr. David Lovrien)


General Info

Year: 1924 / 2018
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone

SATB Choir (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Texas, Our Texas is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition. Older songs, such as The Yellow Rose of Texas and Dixie, were also considered but ultimately it was decided a new song should be composed. At times, there have been movements to replace Texas, Our Texas with the better known The Eyes of Texas.

This song was sung in group by elementary students in Texas at the beginning of their school classes during the 1950s. As of the 1980s, this song was still sung before classes in some schools, along with the pledge to the American and Texas flags.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


This sweeping setting of the Official State Song of Texas is much more than the simple hymn you learned growing up in Texas schools. The theme is set first as a bold western movie soundtrack, finishing with a majestic rendition featuring brass fanfares and an optional SATB chorus.

- Program Note from publisher


Official state song of Texas.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

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