Variants on a Shaped Note Tune

Variants on a Shaped Note Tune

Series: MusicWorks Grade 3 Score & Parts Composer: Johnnie Vinson

Level: 3

Variants on a Shaped Note Tune was commissioned by the Homewood Middle School Band (Homewood, AL), and was premiered at the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference in January 2006. The title refers to a traditional early American singing style based on reading a system of shapes rather than musical notes. Based on the Scottish tune “Pisgah” from the shape note songbook, The Sacred Harp, the Variants begin simply with a statement by unison clarinets. From there begins a series of distinctive variations featuring an ingenious mix of styles, tempos, and instrumentation. Destined to become a staple on required contest lists for years to come, this work provides an exceptional complement for any program or festival. Dur: 5:00 (Includes Full Performance Audio Available Online)

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Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 28
PICCOLO 1 2
FLUTE 8 2
OBOE 2 2
BASSOON 2 2
BB CLARINET 1 4 2
BB CLARINET 2 4 2
BB CLARINET 3 4 2
EB ALTO CLARINET 1 2
BB BASS CLARINET 2 2
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2 2
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2 2
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 2
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 2
BB TRUMPET 1 3 2
BB TRUMPET 2 3 2
BB TRUMPET 3 3 2
F HORN 1 2 2
F HORN 2 2 2
TROMBONE 1 3 2
TROMBONE 2 3 2
BARITONE B.C. 2 2
BARITONE T.C. 2 2
TUBA 4 2
STRING BASS 1 2
PERCUSSION 1 2 2
PERCUSSION 2 2 1
MALLET PERCUSSION 2 2
TIMPANI 1 1

$60.00 (US) Inventory #HL 04002416 UPC: 884088077457 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0"

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