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Six Appalachian Folk Songs

Six Appalachian Folk Songs


Arr. Levesque, Craig


  • Ensemble: High Wind Trio
  • Genre: Americana
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 16.0 minutes
  • Catalog Number: CRL123

Composed in 2013 for Saxophone Quartet or High Wind Trio, this collection of American Folk Songs was inspired by the music of Percy Grainger. Each arrangement treats the melody in a rhythmically unconventional way while maintaining the essential harmonic character. Rhythmic displacement, canon, imitation and polymeters are all employed to create a fresh take on these familiar melodies.

1) Big Sciota
2) The Falls of Richmond
3) The Hangman
4) I Wonder as I Wander
5) Poor Wayfaring Stranger
6) The Cumberland Gap

Bb and A Clarinet parts are provided.

This is the version for High WInd Trio.  The Saxophone Quartet version may be found here.

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