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Cowboy Cattle Drive

By Timothy Loest

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Cowboy Cattle Drive composed by Timothy Loest. For concert band. Concert Band. FJH Starter Series. Level 0.5. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1361).

This spirited work captures the romping sounds of an Old West cattle drive. Catchy melodies combine with driving rhythms to evoke images of stomping livestock. Temple blocks, slapstick, and other percussion instruments add to the excitement while historical program notes provide a glimpse into the life of the American cowboy. Highly entertaining!
Nothing captures the American spirit more than the life and work of a cowboy. And nothing captures a cowboy's life and work more than a late-19th century cattle drive. During that era, trail drivers moved cattle across miles of open range to new pastures and distant markets. Outfits consisted of a boss, ten or more hands, a horse wrangler, and a cook. After a hard day's drive, cowhands would gather around the chuck wagon to enjoy a meal of sourdough biscuits, beans with bacon, and fresh, hot coffee. America has a rich cultural heritage that deserves to be celebrated through its music. I hope that Cowboy Cattle Drive stirs your imagination and sparks your interest in America's cowboys. Happy trails!

About FJH Starter Series

Introduction to Beginning Band - Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece. Grade .5

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