A Hunting Scene composed by Bucalossi. Arranged by Andrew Glover. Concert band. Gems of the Concert Band Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR358). Grade 4. Full score and set of parts. Composed 2008. Duration 5 minutes, 26 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3683-00).
"Ye Olde English Hunt" comes to life through this colorful and humorous musical portrait. The opening pastoral scene is augmented with bird whistles, duck calls, and whatever wildlife your percussion section can conjure up. A series of trumpet calls, followed by a chorus of "A Hunting We Will Go" leads us into the frenzy of the hunt, complete with barking dogs and the galloping of horse hooves. Great fun for the band and especially your audience, this is a lighter, "tongue in cheek" selection for all.
About Gems of the Concert Band
A series of transcriptions and other works in varying styles, representative of the programming of the Great American Classic Concert Band era of a century ago, as exemplified by John Phillip Sousa, Edwin Franko Goldman, Karl L. King, and Leonard B. Smith