El Palo Alto composed by Gene Milford. For Flute, Oboe (Opt. Flute 2), Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium Tc in Bb, Euphonium Bc, T. Carl Fischer Young Performance Series. Grade 2-2.5. Score and parts. 16+14 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 25 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.YPS88).
A true rhapsody for band, reminiscent of the famous rhapsodies by Clare Grundman. Gene Milford takes folk songs from the state of California and develops them into a stunning new concert work for the young band. This piece plus a nice concert overture would make a great selection for festival.