Oh, Shenandoah is a short (approximately 1:20) arrangement of the traditional American folk song arranged for trombone (or low brass) quartet with a bass line playable by either bass trombone or tuba. This work is one of what is intended to be a series of short form arrangements, “miniatures,” of American sacred and folk tunes. “Oh, Shenandoah” is well suited for academic, community, or church ensembles. The music is readily playable by intermediate or higher level musicians and is intended to be enjoyed by a broad audience.
Performance by SAGA Saxophone Quartet
For Saxophone Quartet (Bb Soprano, Eb Alto, Bb Tenor, Eb Baritone)
Meditation on CLEANSING FOUNTAIN is a setting of an archetypal Early American camp meeting tune interpreted through the lens of compositional techniques developed by 20th Century composers, such as the quintessential American composer Aaron Copland. The result is thus a new and uniquely American take on an American classic. It is meant to be simultaneously fresh and familiar, and at home in contemporary artistic or sacred settings while still being easy on the ears. The music is set for traditional saxophone quartet (Bb Soprano, Eb Alto, Bb Tenor, Eb Baritone) and is suitable for intermediate to advanced players. Purchase price include full score and set of parts.
Here is the SAGA Saxophone Quartet performing
Meditation on CLEANSING FOUNTAIN