Turkey in the Straw (arr Buckley)

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Turkey in the Straw

Folk song transcribed by Lewis J Buckley

General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: Cimarron Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $85.00


Full Score
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crow Squawk
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba (opt.)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Whistle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Turkey in the Straw is a well-known American folk song dating from the early 19th century. The first part of the song's tune may be derived from the ballad My Grandmother Lived on Yonder Little Green which was derivative of the Irish ballad The Old Rose Tree. Originally a tune for fiddle players, it was first popularized in the late 1820s and early 1830s by blackface performers, notably George Washington Dixon and Bob Farrell.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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