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Turkey in the Straw (tr Guion)

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Turkey in the Straw

Folk song transcribed by David Guion; arr. John Philip Sousa


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Subtitle: Cowboy's and Old Fiddler's Breakdown


General Info

Year: 1919 / 1931
Duration: c. 2:53
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Condensed Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Harp
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

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


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 6 May 2018


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