"Volume 4 of the
American Frontier Suite Series"
The American Frontier Suite series
came about as an idea resulting from collecting old music "that everyone
knows." As the quantity of this music began to grow, it fell into fairly
natural groupings, and as of this writing, in late 2009, there are some
twenty-two suites planned for this series.
Volume Four in this series includes
popular in the central river valley regions of the growing United States
in the mid-1800s, tunes that form a good part of the cultural background
of this country's musical heritage. The tunes included in this medley
My Old Kentucky Home -- Starting with a trombone solo
or section soli, this tune will be instantly recognized and
appreciated by just about any age group in your audience. It then
grows to a full band rendition of this favorite tune.
The Blue-Tail Fly -- Also known as "Jimmy Crack
Corn," this is another tune that is already a favorite of people
everywhere; this arrangement features an upbeat version for the
chorus, alternating with easy 5/4 segments for the verses; excellent
opportunities for players to learn to watch the conductor!
Down In The Valley -- Played in a fast (one beat) 3/4
time, this tune gives a relaxing interlude between two faster upbeat
melodies, and will frequently start the audience singing along with
The Arkansas Traveler -- Frequently used as the tune
for "I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee..." this tune will bring a
smile to everyone's faces, even the players as they find a few
melodic surprises in here.
Drink To Me Only With Thine
Eyes -- One of the most haunting
ballads to come from this time period, this tune makes a fitting
conclusion to the medley.
This piece has been carefully scored
to be a challenging Grade 3, and would be another ideal piece for state contest lists.
It will also make an ideal
easy-to-master showcase piece for your next concert.
The price of this
piece is $85.00 for the
full score and all instrumental parts, all in PDF
format, so you can print as many parts for each instrument as you need
for your group.
Please see our
duplication policy on our Copyright
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