Made for You and Me: Inspired by Woody Guthrie

for Adaptable Band

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Made for You and Me: Inspired by Woody Guthrie

for Adaptable Band

Series: Michael Daugherty Music Publisher: Michael Daugherty Music Format: Download Score & Parts Composer: Michael Daugherty

Level: 2-3

Made for You and Me: Inspired by Woody Guthrie (2020) for Adaptable Band was composed in response to the need for new music that may be performed by middle and high school band ensembles of flexible size and instrumentation. This five-minute work can be performed by seven or more players on a wide variety of musical instruments, depending on availability.

The composition is inspired by Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), the Dust Bowl troubadour who traveled the backroads of America from coast to coast with his guitar and harmonica, performing folk songs of love, wandering, and social justice at Workers Union gatherings, radio stations, street corners, and concert halls during the Great Depression and World War II. The main theme heard at the beginning of the composition is based on the old gospel hymn “Oh My Loving Brother,” which Guthrie borrowed and used as the main theme for his famous anthem “This Land Is Your Land” (1940).

Perhaps it matters now more than ever to remember these iconic words from “This Land Is Your Land.”

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me.



As I went walking that ribbon of highway

I saw above me that endless skyway

I saw below me that golden valley

This land was made for you and me.


INSTRUMENTATION

When necessary, performers may transpose notes up or down an octave. If there is an octave within a part, play either the upper or lower note.

Part 1

Flute

Oboe

Bb Clarinet



Part 2

Bb Clarinet

Eb Alto Saxophone

Bb Trumpet



Part 3

Bb Clarinet

Bb Tenor Saxophone

F Horn

Trombone

Baritone T.C.

Euphonium B.C.



Part 4

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Trombone

Tuba

Double Bass (rest bow and play pizzicato throughout, disregarding cresc. and dim. indications in sustained notes)

Marimba (tremolo cresc. and dim. during sustained notes)

Electronic Keyboard for bass reinforcement (use small amplifier and balance dynamics with the other acoustic instruments)



Percussion 1

Any combination of mallet instruments is at the discretion of conductor. Play in the appropriate octave and adjust as necessary.

Marimba

Vibraphone

Xylophone

Glockenspiel



Percussion 2

Tambourine and/or Maracas

Triangle

Claves and/or Woodblock



Percussion 3

Bass Drum or Large Tenor Drum (Bass Drum preferred)

Bongos and/or Congas with hands or drumsticks, or Snare Drum with drumsticks

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 21
PART 1 - FLUTE 4 5
PART 1 - OBOE 2 5
PART 1 - BB CLARINET 2 5
PART 2 - BB CLARINET 2 5
PART 2 - EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 5
PART 2 - BB TRUMPET 2 5
PART 3 - BB CLARINET 2 5
PART 3 - BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 5
PART 3 - F HORN 2 5
PART 3 - TROMBONE 2 5
PART 3 - BARITONE T.C. 2 5
PART 3 - EUPHONIUM (B.C.) 2 5
PART 4 - BB BASS CLARINET 2 5
PART 4 - BASSOON 2 5
PART 4 - EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 2 5
PART 4 - TROMBONE 2 5
PART 4 - TUBA 4 5
PART 4 - DOUBLE BASS/MARIMBA 2 5
PART 4 - ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD 1 5
PERCUSSION 1 4 5
PERCUSSION 2 2 5
PERCUSSION 3 2 5

$50.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04006889 UPC: 840126945317 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0" Run time: 0:04:40

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