"Volume 1 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 early 2008, there are some
twenty suites planned for this series.
Volume 1 in this series covers tunes
popular with Americans during the Revolutionary War era, between about
1750 and 1790. It includes these five tunes:
The Girl I Left Behind Me
-- a marching tune popular with both British and Colonial
armies, frequently associated with fife and drums or with the fife,
drum, and flag bearer. This tune originated in Britian, and was
readily adopted by the colonists.
Free America --
This tune was blatantly stolen from "The British Grenadiers" by the
colonists, who set their own words to this tune, making it vastly
popular in the revolutionary colonies.
Barbara Allen -- A
wonderfully plaintive ballad originating, as near as can be told, in
1600s Scotlant, this song was vastly popular as a lament among
colonial Americans of this era.
Yankee Doodle --
Perhaps the most widely recognized originally-American revolutionary
war tune, this song was a popular patriotic song of the day.
Chester -- Back in
revolutionary war days, Chester was even more popular than
Yankee Doodle as a patriotic anthem for the new nation. Check
out the words to this tune, and you'll see why this is.
This piece has been carefully scored
to be a challenging Grade 3, and one prominent composer and professor
has indicated this would be an 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. Available in May 2008.
Please see our
duplication policy on our Copyright
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Catalog | Silver Clef