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Carter Pann

Carter Pann

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Subtitle: Cowboy Dances for Wind Symphony

General Info

Year: 2006 / 2016
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Co
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV-V-VI (I doubles Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (or Contrabassoon)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Wrangler was written for the James Logan High School Wind Ensemble in 2006, and is reminiscent of film scores of old Westerns. While sharing a syntax with Aaron Copland's ballets Billy the Kid and Rodeo, it manages to remain completely original in melody. "The hero is a good man, a free man -- very confident and very competent with his stallion and lasso," says the composer, and The Wrangler describes our hero galloping across the breathtaking landscape, encountering a drunken dance at a saloon, avoiding a fight, and more, all packed within an eight-minute envelope.

This work was premiered in Carnegie Hall in May of 2006.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Wind Symphony (David Waybright, conductor) – 15 February 2018
  • University of Colorado Boulder Symphonic Band (Matthew Roeder, conductor) – 15 November 2017
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor) – 10 October 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Carter Pann website Accessed 10 October 2017
  • Pann, C. (2009). The wrangler : Cowboy Dances for Wind Symphony [score]. Theodore Presser: King of Prussia, Penn.