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Variants on a Shaped Note Tune

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Johnnie Vinson

Johnnie Vinson


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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

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

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The title of this piece refers to a traditional early American singing style based on reading a system of shapes rather than musical notes. Taken from the Scottish tune Pisgah from the Shape Note songbook The Sacred Harp, the Variants begin simply with a statement by unison clarinets. From there begins a series of distinctive variations featuring an ingenious mix of styles, tempos and instrumentation.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by and dedicated the Homewood Middle School Band, Homewood, Al., Chris Cooper, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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