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Portrait of an Old Country Town composed by Rob Grice. Concert band. Gems of the Concert Band Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR357). Grade 3. Extra full score. Composed 2008. Duration 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3701-01).
Rob Grice's Portrait of an Old Country Town is a programmatic work depicting images of an early American community. The beauty of the countryside, the work involved in taming the great outdoors, and a small town festival celebration are all pictorial elements of the piece. Accessible to bands of modest experience, sounds much harder than it is. An exceptionally nice work!
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
Portrait of an Old Country Town
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Ensemble: Concert Band Music
Level: Grade 3
Series: Gems of the Concert Band