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Yankee Doodle

From Wind Repertory Project
Morton Gould

Morton Gould (trans. Philip J. Lang)


Subtitle: Setting for Band


General Info

Year: 1945
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Bass Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Snare drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gould's genius as an orchestrator and magnificent wit as an arranger demonstrates how music can be both entertaining and artistically stimulating at the same time.

During World War II, Gould wrote a number of pieces that resonated with the patriotic American spirit. Along with his incredibly popular American Salute (1943) there were a number of others as well, including Fanfare for Freedom (1943) and the concise variations on Yankee Doodle (1945). Though the origin of the tune itself predates the Revolutionary War, and its subsequent use by the British was intended to mock the disorganized colonials, Yankee Doodle has nonetheless emerged as an emblem of patriotism and quintessential Americana.

- Program Note by the Louisville Concert Band concert program, 19 December 2013


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Gould, M.; Lang, P. (1945). Yankee Doodle: Setting for Band [score]. Belwin Mills: Melville, N.Y.